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

Mule Deer Foundation Applauds Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Salt Lake City, UT: The Mule Deer Foundation applauds the U.S. Senate for yesterday afternoon’s strong vote to confirm Tom Vilsack as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During his previous tenure overseeing the department, Vilsack worked closely with conservation organizations and ranchers on national forest lands and sagebrush rangelands to ensure these… Continue reading Mule Deer Foundation Applauds Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

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

DU encourages farmers and ranchers to apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

New USDA program provides vital assistance for impacted agriculture producers WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 2, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is beginning to accept applications from farmers and ranchers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).  Ducks Unlimited applauds Congress and the Administration for implementing CFAP to help farmers… Continue reading DU encourages farmers and ranchers to apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

NWTF Thanks USDA for Opening CRP Enrollment

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation thanks the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Farm Service Agency for opening enrollment to the Conservation Reserve Program, the farm bill program more commonly referred to as CRP. “We are pleased private landowners are able to once again enroll in the program as CRP serves to establish… Continue reading NWTF Thanks USDA for Opening CRP Enrollment

USDA resumes signups for CRP

DU applauds announcement of new general signup, but proposed changes leave room for improvement WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 5, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week that it will resume signups for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) under both general and continuous enrollment beginning Monday, Dec. 9. Established in 1985, CRP… Continue reading USDA resumes signups for CRP