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Farm Family Doing their Part to Help Protect Top Trout Stream in Connecticut

Windham County farmers, William III and Sally Ireland, know they are fortunate to live so close to one of the state’s top trout streams that runs nearly 18 miles through northeastern Connecticut. The Natchaug River is a trophy trout stream, … Continue reading

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Farmers Given an Early Termination Option for CRP Contracts

Producers with acres under contract through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) who want to terminate their contract can do so before Jan. 30, 2015. The 2014 Farm Bill allows producers to apply for early contract termination if the contract has … Continue reading

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Modern-Day Land Grab: Expiring CRP Contracts Create Opportunity For Fledgling Farmers

Courtesy Martha Mintz, John Deere’s THE FURROW Magazine, There was no shotgun start or race to stake a claim, but when Conservation Reserve Program contracts started expiring, a good old-fashioned land rush kicked off in Blaine County, Mont. “Ten years … Continue reading

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One Week Left to Sign Up for CRP

Only a week remains for producers to sign up for the 45th general Conservation Reserve Program. Producers can sign up by June 14 to receive cost-share assistance to plant long-term, resource-conserving covers and receive annual rental payment for the length … Continue reading

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CRP Sign-Up Opens on Monday, May 20

The wait is over. The 45th general sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program starts Monday, May 20 and will run through June 14. During that time, producers can sign up to receive cost-share assistance to plant long-term, resource-conserving covers … Continue reading

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USDA Drought Response Provided $200 Million in Forage to Producers

About $200 million in forage was produced for farmers and ranchers who faced shortages this year during one of the worst droughts in history, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By opening up 2.8 million acres of conservation land … Continue reading

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USDA Fulfills Goal of 1 Million Conservation Acres

USDA has allocated 400,000 state acres to support conservation and restoration of wildlife and their habitats as part of the Conservation Reserve Program. The announcement, made by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack during a visit to Iowa, fulfills USDA’s commitment made … Continue reading

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Sign-Up for Highly Erodible Land Initiative Opens Today

Sign-up for the Highly Erodible Land Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program opens today, July 23, giving landowners an opportunity to receive rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible cropland. Croplands with an erodibility … Continue reading

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Auto Exec Trades Up for a Ranch

By Kent Politsch, Chief, FSA Public Affairs Branch Some people have “Heaven on Earth!” How many times have you heard that said?  Ever wonder who or where they were talking about?  If you were in Wyoming, it might have been … Continue reading

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FSA’s Zip the Bee Participates in National Pollinator Event

The People's Garden at USDA Headquarters in Washington, DC. was the location of the 5th Annual Pollinator Celebration. Various activities and exhibits on bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles highlighted the work of USDA agencies and federal partners. One of the … Continue reading

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