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Highly Erodible Land Initiative offers due by Sept. 30

FARM SERVICE AGENCY

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Offers for the Highly Erodible Land Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program will be accepted until the state acreage allocation limit is reached or Sept. 30, whichever comes first.

Kentucky received a total allocation of 39,400 acres to enroll in the program.

Producers can stop by the local FSA office to determine if their land qualifies for the Highly Erodible Land Initiative and to receive additional location-specific details.

Landowners enrolled in CRP receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource-conserving covers on eligible farmland. Incentive payments are not authorized under this initiative.

New land contracts approved during this continuous sign-up initiative will become effective the first day of the month following the month of approval and are valid for 10 years.

CRP contracts set to expire on September 30, 2012, may be offered for consideration. Approved contracts will become effective October 1, 2012, and also are valid for 10 years.

For more information, contact your local FSA County Office or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.