FSA has announced a new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up will be held beginning May 20, 2013.
This will begin a four week offer period. All offers must be signed and submitted to the FSA office by June 14, 2013.
The purpose of the CRP Program is to take environmentally sensitive acres out of crop production and to plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion, and enhance wildlife habitat. Producers with acres that are accepted in the sign-up can receive cost-share assistance to plant their choice of resource-conserving cover, and receive an annual rental payment for the length of the contract.
Your local Ohio FSA office may be conducting a public meeting to discuss CRP and to answer questions. Contact your local office to find out.