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Little River, SC - 11/06/2014
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Greenwood, SC 29646

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03/22/2012

Get Paid to Improve Your Land

Enroll your land in the USDA's Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) between March 12 and April 6, 2012

If you are a landowner or agricultural producer who meets the eligibility requirements and needs financial assistance to establish or enhance wildlife habitat on your property, you could get paid for taking part in this highly competitive program.

The purpose of this program is to help agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation purposes. This is accomplished by planting long-term covers to benefit soil, water and wildlife.

Learn more about the CRP.

If eligible, you can apply to participate in CRP at your local USDA Farm Service Agency county office/service center.

For the past 25 years CRP has provided important habitat for waterfowl, pheasants, lesser prairie chickens, sage grouse and many other grassland-dependent species. Properly managed CRP tree covers also can provide habitat for many upland species including wild turkey and northern bobwhite quail.

USDA estimates that contracts on 3.3 million to 6.5 million acres are scheduled to expire annually between now and 2014. Converting these expiring acres back into agricultural production could potentially harm soil, water and wildlife resources, particularly in states with the most acres set to expire including Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Washington.

Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this extraordinary program.

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