Tag Archives: CRP

USDA  Safety-Net Payments for Scotland County Could Surpass $670,000 for 2017 Crops

USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brent Hampy, announced that more than $86 million will be paid to Missouri farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Missouri FSA will distribute more than $102 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to […]

Scotland County Nearly Shutout in Latest CRP Signup

In May the results of the 49th annual Conservation Reserve Program enrollment results were announced with more than 800,000 acres nationwide accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help farmers offset the costs of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and strengthen wildlife […]

General CRP Signup Ends February 26

CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to control soil erosion, improve water and air quality and develop wildlife habitat. In return, FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Contract dura­tion is between 10 to 15 […]

Loss of Wildlife Protection Area Could Cost Scotland County CRP Contracts 

With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, the last thing prospective Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants want to hear is that they are starting the competitive bid process in worse shape than before. That is exactly what Scotland County producers learned recently, as the region has lost its Wildlife Priority Area (WPA) designation, and […]

FSA, NRCS to Host CRP Meeting in Memphis

Scotland County FSA (Farm Service Agency) and NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) will be hosting a CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) meeting on Wednesday, January 13. The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Fitness Center meeting room at Memphis. FSA and NRCS representatives will review CRP signup process, eligibility requirements, conservation plans, and management […]

FSA Offers Haying, Grazing Options for CRP Acreage

CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) participants may release their CRP acreage for haying or grazing.  A payment reduction of 25% of the annual rental payment times the number of acres actually hayed or grazed will be assessed.  The assessment may be paid in advance or deducted from the annual CRP payment. BEFORE haying or grazing CRP, […]

USDA Authorizes Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP Acres of Scotland County

July 20, 2012 – In response to recent extreme temperatures and drought that has impacted forage acres, Gary Kittle, County executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is now authorized in Scotland County, Missouri. According to Kittle, 73 Missouri counties have been […]