CRP deadline this week
By Teri Moss, County Executive Director
927 Central Ave., Grant NE
One Week Left to Sign Up for CRP
Only a week remains for producers to sign up for the 45th general Conservation Reserve Program.
Producers can sign up by June 14 to receive cost-share assistance to plant long-term, resource-conserving covers and receive annual rental payment for the length of the contract, which is 10-15 years.
For the past 27 years, CRP has become one of the largest conservation effort with 27 million acres enrolled in the program. Those acres have improved water and air quality, prevented soil erosion and increased populations of pheasants, quail, ducks and rare species like the sage grouse and lesser prairie chicken.
Those interested should contact the Perkins County FSA Office.
2013 FSA County Committee Elections
The nomination period for the 2013 COC elections begins June 17 for Perkins County’s Local Administrative Area (LAA) 2, which includes the following: Township 12 of Range 37; Township 11 of Range 37, 38, and 39; Township 10 of Range 38 and 39; and Township 9 of Range 38 and 39.
This time allows farmers and ranchers to select themselves or others as candidates for election to serve on the local county committee and help make important agricultural decisions.
Members of the committee deliver FSA farm programs at the local level and make decisions needed to administer the programs in their offices.
Nominations for election for the COC must be completed on form FSA-669A. Contact your local FSA Service Center Office to pick up a form.
The nomination period runs through Aug. 1. The COC election will be conducted later in the fall.
For more information please contact your local Service Center for information regarding the area in which the 2013 election is being conducted.