New Farm Bill Implementation Ongoing
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The 2014 Farm Bill passed in February, and the
Changes are also underway to longstanding programs like the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The 2014 Farm Bill will decrease the number of CRP acres eligible for enrollment from 27.5 million acres in 2014 to 24 million acres by 2017. This reduced cap is concerning for DU and its partners since CRP provides critical habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. CRP continuous sign-up, where all land that meets certain requirements is eligible for enrollment on a rolling basis began
As implementation occurs, DU continues to work with its partners and the
The Farm Bill provides the greatest impact to private lands conservation and is critical to fulfilling DU's mission. We continue to work with our agricultural and agency partners to ensure these programs are successful.
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