WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) from March 12-April 6, 2012.
“CRP is one of the most proven conservation programs we have,” Roberts said. “I encourage folks to take advantage of this successful, voluntary program to improve soil quality while benefitting wildlife conservation and water quality. Farmers should have options when it comes to conservation programs and what works best for their operations.”
The Senate Committee on Agriculture will be considering the future of CRP during work on the next Farm Bill.
For more information, producers can visit their local Farm Service Agency office or visit: www.fsa.usda.gov