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.