Conservation Reserve Program summits planned for Colorado producers
Two meetings are scheduled to educate Colorado farmers and ranchers about upcoming changes to the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve information, contact our team:
Gliko Longmeadow Dr. MT 59106 406-656-2515 406-860-3181 Northern Wyoming, Eastern Idaho, Dakota Program (CRP).
CRP is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, ag producers can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term resourceconserving covers on eligible farmland. CRP protects millions of acres of American topsoil from erosion and is designed to safeguard the nation’s natural resources.
Acreage enrolled in CRP is planted to resource-conserving vegetative covers, making the program a major contributor to increased wildlife populations in many parts of the country.
Thursday, May 14, 2009, Morgan Community College, Founders Room, Fort Morgan, CO. Friday, May 15, 2009, Lamar Community College, Bowman Bldg., Large Lecture Hall, Lamar, CO. An agenda is available by visiting www.colorado. gov/ag. Click on “CRP Summits.” Partners involved in planning these summits include the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, Colorado State Conservation Board, Colorado Farm Service Agency, Colorado Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Extension, Morgan Conservation District, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Pheasants Forever, Environmental Defense Fund, and AgriTech Consulting. — WLJ