USDA announces CRP changes to help improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and land transfers to beginning farmers

March 8, 2017 12:00 AM

As USDA’s flagship voluntary conservation program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides incentives to producers who utilize conservation practices on environmentally- sensitive lands. For example, farmers are monetarily compensated for establishing long-term perennial cover, such as grasses and wildflowers or trees (known as “covers”) to control soil erosion, improve water quality, and enhance wildlife habitat....

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Adam Janke Assistant Professor

Adam Janke is the statewide Wildlife Extension Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Adam is a trained wildlife biologist, having received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in wildlife conservation and ecology from three land-grant schools in the Midwest.  He is also certified ...