The USDA is increasing incentive payments for practices installed on land enrolled in the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program.
The Farm Service Agency is upping the Practice Incentive Payment for installing practices from five percent to 20 percent.
Producers will also receive a ten percent incentive payment for water quality practices on land enrolled in CRP’s continuous signup.
FSA administers the CRP on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
“The Conservation Reserve Program provides agricultural producers and landowners with a tool to conserve natural resources on their land that is less suitable for farming,” says FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce.
“We offer several CRP initiatives, including continuous CRP, which greatly benefits natural resources like water. Increasing the incentive payment gives farmers even more reason to participate in continuous CRP, one of our nation’s largest conservation endeavors.”
Under continuous CRP, producers can enroll environmentally sensitive land devoted to certain conservation practices with signup available at any time.
FSA automatically accepts offers, provided the land and producer meet the eligibility requirements.
(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)