Monday, October 14, 2013

Breaking Up CRP

We are breaking up some land that has been in the Conservation Reserve Program. 
Sometimes it is the landowner that decides not to reapply to the Conservation Reserve Program and so the CRP contract expires. However, in this case and many others, it is the program that does not accept the renewal of the land into the Conservation Reserve.  
Points are earned in the application process for practices and location of the parcel as well as typography and suitability for farming and wildlife. 
The land is then accepted or rejected based on the number of points earned by the parcel when compared to other parcels that applied within the county. 
So we will have a little more farmland and a little less CRP next year in GriggsDakota.


  1. I hate to see it go, but your post is helping me understand why some farmers take their land out of CRP - it's not always up to the farmer.

    I told Katie that you and Fred are doing a wonderful job telling your story. I'm going to share this post on our Fargo area Delta Waterfowl chapter's fan page to let some of our farmers know what's going on.

    Keep up the good work, Jane!

    -Al Winmill

    1. Thanks Al from both of us for your continued loyal following. And thanks for sharing this with your Delta Waterfowl group. As you probably guessed, this was a tract that we would have preferred to keep in CRP. Not to be.

  2. Good explanation of CRP management. Sometimes the answer is simpler than we think.