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Continuous Conservation Reserve Program signup reopens until August 17

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has re-opened the signup window for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) until Aug. 17, 2018. An estimated 1.3 million acres is available nationally to be enrolled.

Eligible producers and landowners can sign up at their local Farm Services Agency (FSA) office. The FSA will use updated soil rental rates to make annual rental payments, reflecting current values, but will not offer incentive payments as part of this new signup.

The USDA will not offer a general sign up this year, but will offer a one year extension to existing CRP participates with expiring CRP contracts of 14 years or less. Eligible producers will receive a letter with more information.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has information on CRP available at www.iowadnr.gov/crp.

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