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March' 2012

CRP Sign-Up

USDA has announced a General Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up from March 12 through April 6, 2012, at County Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices throughout the Country. There are approximately 6.5 million acres of CRP land with expiring contracts on September 30, 2012. General CRP sign-ups were also held in 2011, when 3.75 million acres were accepted into CRP, and in 2010, when about 4.2 million acres were accepted into CRP. In 2011, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) celebrated its 25th anniversary, and over two and a half decades of conservation success. CRP was originally established in the 1985 Farm Bill. Today, there are over 400,000 landowners participating in CRP, most of which are farmers and ranchers, and there are currently just under 29.7 million acres under some-type of CRP contracts. [read more...]

National Ag Weeek

National Ag Week is being celebrated March 4-10 all across the United States, and Thursday, March 8, has been designated as “National Ag Day”. It is a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. agriculture industry second to none ! [ read more ... ]