Outdoors Briefs

Enrollment open for grassland conservation program

Agricultural producers and private landowners have until May 26 to sign up for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program, a federal program that lets producers and landowners continue grazing and haying while conserving grasslands and promoting diversity and healthy soil.

“Through annual rental payments, the program helps producers and landowners produce and maintain diverse wildlife habitat, sequester carbon in the soil, and support sound, sustainable grazing,” said Zach Ducheneaux, administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency. “These benefits help keep agricultural lands in production while delivering lasting climate outcomes.”

For more information, contact the county Farm Service Agency service center.

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