Monday, January 16, 2017
USDA Expands Grasslands Conservation Program to Small-Scale Livestock Producers
View it as a Web page. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USFSA/bulletins/1803fd3 USDA Expands Grasslands Conservation Program to Small-Scale Livestock Producers 01/13/2017 12:00 PM EST WASHINGTON, Jan.13, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that USDA will accept over 300,000 acres in 43 states that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands enrollment with emphasis placed on small-scale livestock operations. Through the voluntary CRP Grasslands program, grasslands threatened by development or conversion to row crops are maintained as livestock grazing areas, while providing important conservation benefits. Approximately 200,000 of the accepted acres were offered by small-scale livestock operations.