NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND CRP sign up coming soon
Producers interested in submitting bids to enroll land in Conservation Reserve Program acres have from May 20 through June 14. Applications received during the CRP signup period will be ranked against... Posted on 5/6/13 at 8:54 AM
Farmers and ranchers in the Dakotas affected by drought will be able to use Conservation Reserve Program acres for emergency haying or grazing after Monday's announcement by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Livestock producers that aren’t able to access pastureland due to flooding can use CRP for grazing, according to Aaron Krauter, state executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is asking the federal government to allow ranchers who can’t access summer pastures because of wet conditions to graze their animals on Conservation Reserve Program acres.
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is asking the federal government to allow ranchers who can't access summer pastures because of wet conditions to graze their animals on Conservation Reserve Program acres.
Whether we like it or not, it’s part of human nature to take for granted things that become part of our lives or benefit us over the long term. The only way we can truly appreciate the value of what we have, is to have less of it.
In the outdoor world, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program is a fitting example, and wildlife agencies and conservation organizations have tried to relay that message for years. In fact, just by reading the acronym CRP, it’s likely that some readers have probably lost a bit of interest.
By Doug Leier, North Dakota Outdoors
, August 20, 2010
If I had to identify with a decade, it was the 1980s.
While I was born in the ‘70s and remember a few events and places, like the LaMoure Lobos winning the 1976 North Dakota State Class B basketball title after we moved there from Williston, the ‘80s are when most of my vivid memories begin.
But I don’t remember the start of the Conservation Reserve Program, even though I was an avid hunter and angler by that time.
Doug Leier, North Dakota Outdoors
, February 05, 2010
Surveying undulating grasslands that disappear into the western Kansas horizon, retired farmer Joe Govert pointed out parcel after parcel no longer enrolled in a federal program that pays property owners not to farm environmentally sensitive land.
By Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press
, November 05, 2009
We’re building on a generation of hunters who grew up with the Conservation Reserve Program. Just about half of that generation has never known a North Dakota landscape that did not have at least a few fields marked with a triangular yellow Private Land Open to Sportsmen or PLOTS sign encouraging walk-in hunting access.
By Doug Leier, North Dakota Outdoors
, September 19, 2008
Defenders of the Conservation Reserve Program got more than half a loaf when the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it would not allow acres to be put into crop production without repayment from farmers enrolled in the program. That disincentive most likely will result in maintaining current acreage in CRP, at least for a few more years.
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer is winning praise from environmental groups for deciding not to allow farmers and ranchers to withdraw their land without penalty from a popular conservation program.
Some farmers and ranchers had hoped to withdraw their land from the Conservation Reserve Program, which pays producers to set their land aside, after severe floods hit the Midwest last month. But Schafer said Tuesday that the damage to corn and soybean crops was less than originally feared.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press
, July 30, 2008
A federal judge said Thursday he intends to limit how much private conservation land the Bush administration opens to hay production and cattle grazing, after environmentalists cried foul.
In May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that in response to rising grain and food prices, it would allow farmers and ranchers nationwide to make hay or graze their cattle on 24 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, a $2 billion-a-year federal program which pays farmers not to plant crops in order to return fields to native vegetation.
By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press
, July 18, 2008
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