USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program extensions

Laws, Forrest
August 2004
Southeast Farm Press;8/18/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 20, p17
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This article focuses on the announcement of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) extensions along with some other programs, made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA will begin a general sign-up for the CRP on Aug. 30 and will begin offering early re-enrollments and extensions for CRP contracts that begin expiring in 2007. The announcement comes only weeks after USDA officials indicated they would not offer a summer signup for the CRP because of the potential impact on commodity prices that were significantly higher at the time. Ann M. Veneman, Agriculture Secretary, says that this program builds on the conservation ethic of farmers and researchers to protect and improve natural resources and enhance wildlife habitat.


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