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LIFE AFTER CRP – Opportunities & Options
September 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For landowners and operators with land coming out of CRP this fall, the decision of what to do with their asset going forward may be daunting. During this workshop a range of options including both public and private revenue streams will be discussed by Mykel Taylor, Farm Management Extension Economist and Assistant Professor at Kansas State University.
FSA provided this background information. “A more restrictive nationwide acreage limit was established for CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) in the 2014 Farm Bill, capping the total number of acres that may be enrolled at 24 million for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. At the same time, USDA has experienced a record demand from farmers and ranchers interested in participating CRP. As of March 2016, 23.8 million acres were enrolled in CRP, with 1.7 million acres set to expire this fall. Agricultural producers who have CRP contracts that were not accepted back into the program are now faced with deciding if they should destroy the grass cover and plant crops or graze and hay the expired acreage.”
The goal of this workshop is to provide landowners with information that will be helpful in evaluating the economic costs, benefits and opportunities of various land uses. Watering alternatives will be presented.
Tuttle Creek WRAPS is sponsoring a workshop in two locations with speakers from FSA, NRCS, KSU Extension & Tuttle Creek WRAPS outlining the programs and cost share opportunities now & in future years.
WORKSHOP: Life After CRP
FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER: Mykel Taylor—KSU Farm Management Extension Economist
Presentations by: FSA, NRCS, KSU Extension & WRAPS
DATE: Tuesday, September 13
LOCATION & TIMES:
9 – 11:30 AM Landoll Lanes Conference Room–2005 Center St., Marysville
1:30 – 4 PM First National Bank Building Lower Level-101 C Street, Washington
NO RSVP IS NEEDED. FREE. The public is welcome to attend.
QUESTIONS: Barbara Donovan, Tuttle Creek WRAPS Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org