(MADISON, Wis.) -- Oct. 26, 2018 – USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Sandy Chalmers, announced that Wisconsin FSA will distribute approximately $28 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.

USDA Issues Conservation Payments to Wisconsin Farmers

(MADISON, Wis.) -- Oct. 26, 2018 – USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Sandy Chalmers, announced that Wisconsin FSA will distribute approximately $28 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.
 
This month, USDA will begin issuing 2018 CRP payments to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. In Wisconsin, 9,522 landowners will receive compensation for their efforts to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and improve wildlife habitat.
 
“Since its inception in the 1980s, CRP has built upon the voluntary participation of farmers and landowners to take sensitive land out of production and establish land cover to improve the environment,” Chalmers said.
 
For more information about USDA programs or to locate the nearest USDA Service Center, visit www.farmers.gov.

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