President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill. The $867 billion bill expands the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) by three million acres, to a total of 27 million acres, but limits the government subsidy to 80 percent of the average rent for the acre and disallows whole farm enrollment into the program. In a twenty-five minute signing ceremony, the…
Wet spring and summer affected reproduction in some areas; habitat declines remain long-term concern.
Rogers’ actions surface May 17 during discussion on Farm Bill renewal.
New legislation threatens the Conservation Reserve Program, and the Northwest Sportshow means it’s time to honor Hall of Fame anglers plus the Outdoor News Person of the Year.
According to the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, if Congress fails to re-authorize important Farm Bill conservation provisions in 2018, Illinois stands to lose up to 900,000 acres of wildlife habitat enrolled in programs like the Conservation Reserve Program.Three public forums on the 2018 Farm Bill and the impact it could have on Illinois wildlife will be held this month in East…
“This is my way of giving back to nature.”
USDA will continue to accept eligible offers for state-specific Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and CRP Grasslands enrollment.
Habitat concerns loom large in latest roadside survey report; 2017 pheasant index is 32 percent below the 10-year average and 62 percent below the long-term average.
Landowners may begin submitting applications on Jan. 9 for Gaining Ground SAFE and Pheasant Recovery SAFE, and applications for new Quail Habitat SAFE will be accepted later in January