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      Conservation Reserve Program sign-up underway

      The Schuyler County USDA's Farm Service Agency announced its general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program.

      The Schuyler County USDA's Farm Service Agency announced its general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program.

      The sign up will begin May 20th and farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup.

      "Producers can come in and roll their land that they're wanting to seed down," said Tony Thompson, Executive Director of Schuyler County USDA Farm Service Agency. "The erosion has gotten pretty bad the last couple years. As long as they have their crop history and they're eligible for the program they can bid their land on a competitive basis. Those bids will then be sent to Washington, they'll compete against everybody in the U.S."

      Thompson says CRP is one of their most recognizable programs and prevents soil erosion, improves air and water quality and good for wild life, which helps all of us.

      The sign up goes from May 20th-June 14th.

      If you would like more information about the general sign up, call your local FSA office or CLICK HERE.