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An additional 800,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land can be enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program if certain criteria are met, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday morning at the Ducks Unlimited national convention in Milwaukee.
The loss of more than half of the acres of land in a popular conservation program in North Dakota has triggered what Eric Lindstrom, government affairs representative for Ducks Unlimited in North Dakota, referred to as “CRP loss hangover.”
North Dakota impacts from the federal shutdown include nearly $290 million in Conservation Reserve Program and direct-payment checks that would have gone out to farmers and landowners in the first week of October — but didn’t.
HURON (AP) — The South Dakota Farmers Union is urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to open Conservation Reserve Program acres in South Dakota to haying and grazing to combat the lingering drought.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture accepted 3.9 million acres offered nationwide under the Farm Service Agency’s 43rd Conservation Reserve Program general signup, including 190,000 acres in North Dakota.
Fargo, N.D. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that it will accept 3.9 million acres offered nationwide under Farm Service Agency's 43rd Conservation Reserve Program general signup. In North Dakota, 190 thousand acres were accepted into CRP.
North Dakota Farm Service Agency
May 30, 2012
WATERTOWN, S.D. — When I was a youngster growing up in Watertown, S.D., during the Soil Bank Program days in the late 1950s and early 1960s, we could go out at noon and easily have our pheasant limit and be back in a half hour to watch the Vikings game.
The Greenway’s opening marked a turning point in the history of the neighboring cities of Grand Forks, N.D., and East Grand Forks, Minn. The miles-long riverfront park features paved bike trails, Frisbee golf, cross-country ski trails and pedestrian bridges across the Red River.
WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association is urging the Senate Agriculture Committee to make dramatic changes to reduce the size of the Conservation Reserve Program, which is currently authorized to pay farmers to idle up to 32 million acres of farmland.
WASHINGTON — Congress should attach conservation compliance requirements to subsidized crop insurance in the next farm bill but should only use the lowering of the farmer premium subsidy as a penalty for those who do not comply rather than making farmers ineligible for coverage, Environmental Working Group officials said March 15.
OMAHA, Neb. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in Omaha, Neb., on March 5 that the Obama administration wants to provide incentives for farmers to follow good conservation practices, rather than tying conservation compliance to subsidized crop insurance.
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