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CRP sign-up begins Monday

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Thursday that the sign-up periods for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the Transition Incentives Program will begin on Monday.

The voluntary conservation reserve program operates through a number of initiatives, including the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement program. It allows producers to create habitat that is beneficial for wildlife, and is targeted to high-value conservation practices, according to a release.

The incentives program provides up to two more years of CRP payments to retired farmers and ranchers who transfer land to new producers. Retirees can either sell the land or agree to a long-term lease.

Producers can find more information by contacting their local Farm Service Agency office.