FSA Holding CRP Meetings Across Iowa

FSA Holding CRP Meetings Across Iowa

USDA's Farm Service Agency is holding a number of information meetings on the Conservation Reserve Program across the state this coming week.

John Whitaker, state executive director for USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Iowa, announced that FSA will conduct several Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) informational meetings across the state. Iowa currently has 1,658,024 acres enrolled in CRP with an estimated 231,672 acres expiring September 30, 2012.  A General CRP signup is scheduled to begin March 12, 2012 and end April 6, 2012.

There are two ways to enroll land in the CRP. You can do it in the general signup when one is held. Or you can do it in the continuous sign up. Environmentally desirable land devoted to certain conservation practices may be enrolled in CRP at any time under the continuous sign-up. Producers wanting to re-enroll continuous CRP practices expiring September 30, 2012, must do so prior to contract expiration. 

Landowners with expiring CRP land or land that is not currently enrolled in CRP are encouraged to attend one of these informational meetings. "Our local county offices have done a great job scheduling meetings throughout the state," says Whitaker. "This will give interested participants in the CRP program more options to attend a meeting at a convenient location."

Information on the meetings listed below and other programs administered by FSA can be found at www.fsa.usda.gov/ia.

Adair County: Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m., Adair County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, Greenfield, Iowa

Allamakee County: Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m., Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank, Waukon, Iowa

Allamakee County: Wednesday, March 7 at 1 p.m., Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank, Waukon, Iowa

Cherokee County: Wednesday, March 7 at 1 p.m., Cherokee County Conservation Building, 629 River Road, Cherokee, Iowa

Clayton County: Tuesday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m., Johnson's Hall, 918 High Street NE, Elkader, Iowa

Delaware County: Thursday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m., Pizza Ranch, 1100 West Main Street, Manchester, Iowa

Fayette County: Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m., Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank, 205 N. Vine Street, West Union, Iowa

Harrison County: Thursday, March 8 at 9 a.m., Harrison County Extension Office, 304 East 7th Street, Logan, Iowa

Howard County: Tuesday, March 20 at 5 p.m., Cresco Bank & Trust, 126 Second Avenue SE, Cresco, Iowa

Iowa County: Tuesday, March 13, 10 a.m., Williamsburg Public Library, 214 West State Street, Williamsburg, Iowa

Jefferson County: Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m., Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Activity Building, 2606 West Burlington Ave., Fairfield, Iowa

Johnson County: Several small meetings at FSA office, 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. options, call the office 319-354-1074 to reserve a spot.

Jones County: Monday, March 5 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Jones County FSA office, 300 Chamber Drive, Anamosa, Iowa

Keokuk County: Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m., Sigourney Public Library, 720 East Jackson Street, Sigourney, Iowa

Lyon County: Tuesday, March 13 at 12 noon, USDA Service Center, 710 No. 2nd Ave. East, Rock Rapids, Iowa

Lee County: Wednesday, March 7 at 10 a.m., Pilot Grove Community Center, Donnellson, Iowa

Mitchell County: Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m., Mitchell County Conservation Office, 18793 Highway 9, Osage, Iowa

Poweshiek County: Monday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m., Manatt Community Center, Brooklyn, Iowa. Also Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Country Inn in Grinnell and Wednesday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Foster Care in Montezuma.

Pottawattamie County: Wednesday, March 14 at 9 a.m., East Pott Service Center, 321 Oakland Ave., Oakland, Iowa. Also, Tuesday, March 13 at 9 a.m. at West Pott Service Center, 305 McKenzie Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Sioux County: Tuesday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m., Hawarden Conference Center, 1150 Central Ave., Hawarden, Iowa

Tama County: Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m., Civic Center, 305 Siegel Street, Tama, Iowa

Van Buren County: Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m., Roberts Center, 20497 Highway 1N, Keosauqua, Iowa

Winneshiek County: Thursday, March 8 at 1 p.m., USDA Service Center, 2296 Oil Well Road, Decorah, Iowa

Woodbury County: Thursday, March 15 at 10 a.m., Woodbury County Service Center, 204 First Street, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

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