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Nebraska retains 104,298 acres of CRP wildlife habitat

From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- A better than expected general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up will help keep most lands that provide game species habitat as well as places to hunt available to outdoors men and women in Nebraska.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting 104,298 acres in Nebraska offered under the 43rd CRP general sign-up.

The USDA received 1,385 offers in Nebraska, of which 1,249 were accepted. There were 113,911 acres offered. In Nebraska, 201,190 CRP acres will expire Sept. 30, representing a net loss of 96,892 acres.

Nationally, 3.9 million acres will be accepted.

For more than 25 years CRP has provided wildlife habitat, hunting and outdoor recreation opportunities and reduced soil erosion off sensitive acres. There are many programs within CR targeting wildlife habitat, wetland conservation and soil/water quality for landowners who enroll.  More information is available through the Farm Service Agency.

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