conservation reserve program

May affect SE Iowa.
3:39 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Court Ruling May Reduce CRP Acres

A recent federal court ruling may increase the cost of putting land into the CRP.
Credit SSS

A recent federal tax court ruling might affect the amount of farmland in Southeast Iowa that’s put into conservation programs.

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Statewide Total Down
4:01 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

More SEIA Farmland to Conservation

Des Moines and Henry counties saw significant increases in land enrolled in the CRP.
Credit SSS

The amount of farmland in conservation programs across Iowa as dropped in the past decade, but Southeast Iowa has actually seen an increase.

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Wet, Marginal Acres may go back into CRP
3:16 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Rain May Drive Farmland Back to CRP

Rain has corn planting behind schedule.
Credit http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/icm/2006/5-22/replant.html

Farmers faced not being able to get their corn in on time have several options. They may switch acres from corn to soybeans or they may use “prevented planting “ insurance.

Though some farmers may go with a different option.

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