Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2013

Conservation informational meetings to be offered in Northeast Nebraska

Bloomfield — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced another Conservation Reserve Program general signup. Pheasants Forever, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the USDA, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust will be hosting Landowner Informational Meetings across northeast Nebraska to explain the ins and outs of the program and to talk about ways it can fit economically into present day agricultural operations.

The CRP signup runs May 20-June 14 and will be the last signup under the current Farm Bill.

There is no charge for participating and there is no need to register.

Meetings most convenient to Knox County landowners include: the Bloomfield Community Center, May 7,  2  p.m.; UNL Extension, O’Neill, May 8, 5 p.m.; the Hartington VFW, May 9, 2 p.m.; and the Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, May 14, at 2 p.m.

CRP is also a program that continues to change from year to year. From its beginnings as a simple land retirement program in 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program becomes more capable every year of tailoring to local conservation needs and landowner goals.