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What's New with CRP

What’s New with CRP?

Chances are, if you’re a landowner participating in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), you don’t have much time to stay up to date on the most recent CRP news. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the latest updates, improvements, and initiatives of CRP to keep you in the loop. 2022 Enrollment As of May 13, …

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Conservation Reserve Program Sign Up 2022

Reminder – Sign Up for CRP by March 11!

If you’re planning to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) this year, be sure to submit your application soon! This year’s deadline to apply for General CRP is March 11, 2022. By enrolling in the program, landowners and farmers can establish conservation practices on their land to protect vulnerable soil from erosion, enhance water …

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Farmers shaking hands. customer choose FDCE for Conservation Reserve Program

Top 3 Reasons CRP Landowners Choose FDCE

Each year, FDCE conducts a customer survey to gain feedback on the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) services we provide. For our 2021 survey, we were thrilled to receive overwhelmingly positive results. Over 82% of our customers reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with our services, while 85% of respondents stated they were likely …

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Cattle Grazing CRP

Rules for Haying and Grazing CRP Land

Specific rules apply regarding harvesting the hay from, or allowing grazing on, land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The clearest way to assess the rules is to first identify whether conditions are considered ordinary or drought. Both haying and grazing may be permitted for one of two reasons: To improve the quality or …

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USDA Announces Expansion of CRP

The new administration continues to promote conservation initiatives across the agriculture industry. Earlier this year, the USDA announced that enrollment for general CRP in 2021 would stay open indefinitely. Now, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced plans to further expand and enhance the program moving forward.   It should come as no surprise that the administration is first …

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USDA Extends Enrollment for General CRP in 2021

The USDA recently announced they will be extending enrollment in general CRP for 2021. Originally, enrollment was set to close on February 12. As of now, there is no official end date set for closure, and interested parties may continue to submit bids to enter the program.  “USDA will continue to accept offers as it takes this opportunity …

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How the Paris Climate Agreement Affects Farmers

With the recent switch in US presidents, it’s natural for farmers to wonder how they will be affected over the next four years. After all, emission reduction and environmental protection are top priorities of the Biden administration. With farming’s impact on the environment becoming an increasingly popular topic, the ag industry is likely to become more eco-centric across the board.  It’s understandable that farmers might be …

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How Will the New Administration Impact Farmers?

On January 20, 2021, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Since then, he has passed over 50 executive orders with more on their way. Despite the lingering effects of the global pandemic, climate protection and clean energy remain primary focuses for President Biden’s administration.   This includes setting the US on a course of eliminating carbon pollution …

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Joining the Conservation Reserve Program in 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, many are looking optimistically towards the future. A new year brings new opportunities. For farmers and landowners interesting in joining the Conservation Reserve Program, enrollment for general CRP will be opening once more.  General enrollment for 2021 will begin on January 4th, and it will continue until February 12. During this time, interested prospects may submit a bid to earn a contract and enter …

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