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July 24, 2013

Conservation Reserve Program

USDA Releases Results for CRP General Sign-up

On Monday, USDA announced it will accept 1.7 million acres offered under the 45th Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up. Close to 28,000 offers on 1.9 million acres of land were received. “As the commodities produced by our farmers and ranchers continue to perform strongly in the marketplace—supporting one out of every 12 jobs here in the United States—it is no surprise that American producers continue to recognize the importance of protecting our nation’s most environmentally sensitive land by enrolling in CRP,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

 

To date, there are more than 26.9 million acres enrolled on 700,000 contracts, according to USDA.

 

USDA news release

 



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