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… Continue reading DU awarded $3.2 Million to lead USDA CRP study

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

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

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… Continue reading USDA Delivers Welcome News with Expansion and Improvements to 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… Continue reading DU applauds 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… Continue reading Delta Waterfowl Applauds USDA’s Expansion of Conservation Reserve Program

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

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… Continue reading Additional incentives offered during CRP sign-up

CRP Provides New Administration an Opportunity to Invest in Conservation

With more than 3 million acres still available for enrollment, the Biden Administration has an opportunity to make a significant commitment to soil, water, and wildlife by addressing management of the Conservation Reserve Program (Washington, D.C.) — With just 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program—the lowest enrollment since 1987—hunting and fishing groups… Continue reading CRP Provides New Administration an Opportunity to Invest in Conservation

Nomsen, Organization’s Voice in Washington, D.C., Announces Retirement

Transition helps position organization as it looks toward 2023 Farm Bill St. Paul, Minn. – May 11, 2020 – Today, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever announced the retirement of longtime Vice President of Government Affairs Dave Nomsen. Nomsen has been employed by “The Habitat Organization” since 1992 and has been one of the nation’s leading voices… Continue reading Nomsen, Organization’s Voice in Washington, D.C., Announces Retirement