Most current Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts require Mid-Contract Management activities to be completed.

The required activities vary by practice. Some acres may allow burning, burning and interseeding, disking, disking and interseeding, spraying, spraying and interseeding, etc. Please check your contract requirements to see what acres and activities you are required to complete, and review the deadline.

This is a good time of year to review your paperwork and requirements. Some activities may be required this spring. CRP participants must schedule maintenance and management activities on CRP acres outside of the primary nesting season.

Iowa’s primary nesting season begins May 15, 2017 and continues through August 1, 2017. CRP participants should refer to their completed conservation plan for guidance and check with NRCS for seeding requirements. Failure to complete the required MCM activities could result in contract termination.

For more details regarding these programs, go to www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc or contact the Page County FSA Office at 712-542-5137.

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