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Nebraska FSA Sending Out CRP Rental Payments

Nebraska officials are distributing Conservation Reserve Program annual rental payments to participants this week.  State Farm Service Agency Executive Director Dan Steinkruger says those payments were to have gone out earlier this month but were delayed by the federal shut down. He says Nebraska has about 900,000 acres out of the 25 million nationally enrolled in the program.

Steinkruger says the amount of acres enrolled in CRP have dropped with more crops going back into production but the program is still popular with many groups ag and non ag alike.

He says CRP has been around since 1986 and involves things like permanent vegetation and trees and that type of thing to protect the environment. He says the processing schedule is a bit different in each county so anyone interested in the program should contact their local USDA Service Center office.

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A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…