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DNR assistance available for landowners interested in CRP

  • 1/28/2020 3:32:00 PM
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Landowners interested in enrolling a portion of their land into the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup have until Feb. 28 to write an offer. The general signup came out of the 2018 Farm Bill that increased the cap of acres enrolled from 22 million acres to 27 million.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has information on the latest CRP signup and local contacts available to help landowners navigate the process online at

By enrolling in CRP, producers are improving water quality, reducing soil erosion, and restoring habitat for wildlife. This in turn spurs hunting, fishing, recreation, tourism, and other economic development across rural Iowa.