The following is a release from the Montana FSA:
The May 1st deadline for Montana farmers to complete initial seeding on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land can be extended to May 15th if requested by the local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office, State Executive Director Bruce Nelson announced today.
The annual May 1st CRP seeding deadline is established by the FSA State Committee but due to excessive moisture and cool temperatures this spring farmers may request an extension to May 15th through their FSA county office, which is then reviewed and approved by the State Executive Director based on weather conditions. Farmers in six Montana counties – Blaine, Hill, Fergus, Liberty, Richland and Stillwater – were approved for the extension this week.
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, you can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland. CRP protects millions of acres of American topsoil from erosion and is designed to safeguard the Nation’s natural resources. By reducing water runoff and sedimentation, CRP protects groundwater and helps improve the condition of lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams. Acreage enrolled in the CRP is planted to resource-conserving vegetative covers, making the program a major contributor to increased wildlife populations in many parts of the country.
For questions, contact the local county FSA office.
Source: MT FSA
Posted by Haylie Shipp