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South Dakota General CRP Sign Up Down From Past Years

South Dakota General CRP Sign Up Down From Past Years

 

United States Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that 1.7 million acres have been accepted under the 45th general Conservation Reserve Program Sign Up. Nearly 28,000 offers on more than 1.9 million acres were made.  CRP Acceptance in South Dakota was only 15,000 acres.  State Farm Service Agency CRP Coordinator Darrell Campbell says CRP enrollment is down from past years.

Campbell says a combination of high commodity prices, cash rents and more popularity in the continuous CRP sign up helped lead to the lower interest and acceptance in the general program.

He says more of the land enrolled in the general CRP sign up is the more highly fragile and less farmable land.

CRP is a voluntary program allowing eligible landowners to receive annual rental payments and cost share assistance to establish long term resource conserving practices through 10 or 15 year contracts.

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