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

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

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

USDA Wildlife Services to Use $1.3 M to Implement, Evaluate Nonlethal Predation Management Tools

Washington DC.  April 23.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services (WS) program has identified 12 states where it will implement nonlethal strategies to reduce or prevent depredation on livestock by wildlife. The fiscal year 2020 budget allocated $1.38 million for nonlethal predator damage management and research to the program that is part… Continue reading USDA Wildlife Services to Use $1.3 M to Implement, Evaluate Nonlethal Predation Management Tools

DU applauds rollout of USDA Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Program

New program offers incentive-based approach to protecting wetlands on working lands WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 23, 2020 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the rollout of the Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Program, which will invest millions into voluntary protection of wetlands in the Prairie Pothole… Continue reading DU applauds rollout of USDA Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Program

Pheasants Forever Partners with USDA to Help Landowners with Conservation Goals at 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic

Habitat Help Desk and Precision Ag Workshop available to farmers and ranchers Minneapolis, Minn. – Feb. 12, 2020 – Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are inviting landowners, farmers and ranchers to review their enrollment options for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup during the upcoming National Pheasant… Continue reading Pheasants Forever Partners with USDA to Help Landowners with Conservation Goals at 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic