FSA reminds landowners of CRP responsibilities

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The Farm Service Agency reminds Conservation Reserve Program participants that the participant is responsible for maintaining the established practices according to the CRP or CREP conservation plan of operation throughout the contract period.
This responsibility includes excluding livestock and controlling soil erosion along with controlling diseases, insects, undesirable plants and noxious weeds to a level that does not adversely affect the long-term sustainability of the established species or that poses offsite drift problems.
Participants should make periodic checks of enrolled acreage to assure that all practices are functioning properly. All are reminded that maintenance activities on CRP acres must be completed outside of the primary nesting season, which began May 15 and continues through Aug. 1.
Failure to maintain contract acreage according to the approved conservation plan may result in a reduction of payment or contract termination.
For more information concerning the maintenance and management of CRP contract land, contact the Taylor County FSA Service Center at 465-4651 or stop by its office at 1105 S. Columbia Ave.