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CRP signup for highly erodible land starts Monday

Highly erodible CRP signup begins Monday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today.

The purpose of Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program initiative, Vilsack said, is to protect up to 750,000 acres of the nation’s most highly erodible croplands.

Producers may enroll at their local FSA county office, and enrollment will continue until the 750,000-acre limit has been met.

Through the Highly Erodible Land Initiative, eligible landowners receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource-conserving cover crops on eligible cropland for a period of 10 years. Croplands with an erodibility index of 20 or greater are eligible for enrollment.