CRP Informational meeting to be held in Adair County

Ag/Outdoor

March 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An official with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Iowa, says the FSA will conduct several Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) informational meetings across the state. One of the meetings takes place 5:30-p.m. Thursday, March 15th, at the Adair County Fairgrounds 4-H building, in Greenfield.

John R. Whitaker, State Executive Director for the FSA in Iowa, says the State currently has more than 1.65-million acres enrolled in CRP, with nearly 232,000 acres expiring on September 30th, 2012.  A General CRP signup is scheduled to begin March 12th, 2012 and end April 6th, 2012.   

Environmentally desirable land devoted to certain conservation practices may be enrolled in CRP at any time under continuous sign-up.  Producers wanting to re-enroll continuous CRP practices expiring September 30, 2012, must do so prior to contract expiration.  Landowners with expiring CRP land or land that is not currently enrolled in CRP are encouraged to attend an informational meeting. 

Information on the meeting and other programs administered by FSA can be found at www.fsa.usda.gov/ia