Archive for CRP

U.S. Senate Passes 2014 Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 on Feb. 4 to pass the 2014 Farm Bill, which will decide the fate of nearly $1 trillion and how it will be distributed between agriculture, conservation and food aid programs over the next five years.

February 05, 2014

CRP Historic 26-Year-Low Acreage Totals

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting 1.7 million acres offered under the 45th Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up.

July 23, 2013

Finally Some Good News for CRP

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is still on shaky ground, but after many setbacks it's finally gotten some good news: The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has acquired $2 billion for CRP by renegotiating crop insurance contracts. It's not a permanent solution to the key problems dogging the program (ethanol production comes to mind), but it'll certainly help.

July 15, 2010