The CRP signup is happening right now. The program offers a yearly rental payment for volunteer conservation, and offers many benefits, from water to wildlife. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says it's a critical tool to conserve natural resources. Nationally, it has prevented more than 9 billion tons of soil from eroding, according to the USDA, as well as reducing runoff and sequestering greenhouse gases.
Deadline for enrollment is Feb. 28, 2020.
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