Tag: Conservation Reserve Program

  • Conservation Reserve Program is essential to wildlife conservation

    Conservation Reserve Program is essential to wildlife conservation

    Voluntary, incentive-based program is responsive to needs of Agriculture community The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced 2 million acres of enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Established in 1985, CRP is considered one of the nation’s most successful private lands conservation programs and provides millions of sportsmen and women with access to private lands. CRP is […]

  • Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Applaud USDA General and Grassland CRP Signups

    Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Applaud USDA General and Grassland CRP Signups

    Encourages landowners to submit applications citing higher payment rates and other incentives Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (USDA- FSA) announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) running from January 31st – March 11th, 2022, and a Grassland CRP signup from April 4th – May 13th. CRP has long been the […]

  • DU awarded $3.2 Million to lead USDA CRP study

    DU awarded $3.2 Million to lead USDA CRP study

    DU and partners to study the climate mitigation potential of CRP wetlands Ducks Unlimited (DU) will serve as the lead organization for a recently awarded research grant totaling $3.2 million from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). As North America’s premier science-based wetland habitat conservation organization, this grant will help scientists assess the climate […]

  • Delta Waterfowl Cheers Gains in New Conservation Reserve Program Sign-up

    Delta Waterfowl Cheers Gains in New Conservation Reserve Program Sign-up

    USDA announces acceptance of 2.8 million acres into CRP in 2021, but work remains to bridge 4-million acre target shortfall BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Enhancements made last spring to incentives for the Conservation Reserve Program sign-up — as advocated for by Delta Waterfowl and its conservation partners  — significantly increased 2021 CRP enrollment, according to […]

  • Landowners have until June 23 to enroll in Open Fields and Waters

    Landowners have until June 23 to enroll in Open Fields and Waters

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Private landowners have until June 23 to enroll their land in Open Fields and Waters, a voluntary program in which they can earn additional income for allowing walk-in hunting, trapping and/or fishing access on their properties. Landowners earn annual, per-acre payments of up to $15, depending on habitat type and location. Additional […]

  • USDA Delivers Welcome News with Expansion and Improvements to Conservation Reserve Program

    USDA Delivers Welcome News with Expansion and Improvements to Conservation Reserve Program

    Higher payment rates, new incentives to help spur future program enrollment The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the open enrollment of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus on the program’s role in climate resiliency. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are acknowledging the […]

  • DU applauds expansion of Conservation Reserve Program

    DU applauds expansion of Conservation Reserve Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with higher payment rates, new incentives and a redefined focus on the program’s role in climate change mitigation. Established in 1985, CRP is considered one of the nation’s most successful private lands conservation […]

  • Delta Waterfowl Applauds USDA’s Expansion of Conservation Reserve Program

    Delta Waterfowl Applauds USDA’s Expansion of Conservation Reserve Program

    Enhanced incentives will boost habitat for upland-nesting ducks including mallards, pintails and teal BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — The United States Department of Agriculture has opened enrollment for the Conservation Reserve Program with a host of improvements — including higher payments and other attractive incentives for farmers and ranchers — that were advocated for by Delta […]

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Moves to Boost Private Lands Conservation

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Moves to Boost Private Lands Conservation

    Farmers and ranchers have more time to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (Washington D.C.)—Heeding calls from the hunting and fishing community, the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced it’s extending enrollment for the Conservation Reserve Program—the nation’s most successful private lands conservation initiative. Since 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program has offered incentives for American […]

  • Additional incentives offered during CRP sign-up

    Additional incentives offered during CRP sign-up

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering additional incentives to landowners who sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program, commonly known as CRP. Agricultural producers and private landowners can enroll in the CRP general sign-up through Feb. 12, or continuous CRP practices until Oct. 1. The program administered by the USDA’s Farm […]