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USDA announces CRP signup

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By Steve Moore

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program general signup, which begins March 12 and ends April 6.

CRP is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. In return, USDA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance.

Contract duration is between 10-15 years. Producers with expiring contracts and producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP. Producers are encouraged to look into CRP’s other enrollment opportunities offered on a continuous, non-competitive, signup basis. Please contact the Henry/Oldham FSA Office at 845-2820 for more information.

Cattleman’s association
meets Monday

The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, at the Henry County Extension Office.  The sponsored meal will be followed by a program which includes the vet report, an FSA/NRCS update, a Phase I KADF update, and a FFA report, as well as an educational presentation from the meal sponsors.

Please contact the Extension Office at 845-2811 by noon on Friday, March 23, to make your reservations.  

One acre at a time: A Kentucky woodland
owner seminar

Woodland owners are reminded of the Woodland Owner Seminar, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the John Black Community Center near Buckner.

This seminar will discuss how to manage your timber as an economic and environmental asset and focus on issues important to Kentucky’s woodland owners. Increasing profitability and enjoyment of your woodlands can be accomplished by examining them one acre at a time.

Please call the Oldham County Extension Office at 222-9453 to pre-register.  The seminar fee is $5.00, payable at the door.

Tree seedling giveaway

The Henry County Soil Conservation Office announces there will be a limited number of tree seedlings available to the public on a first come-first served basis. Because of tornado damage at the Morgan County nursery, the trees will not be delivered until the second week in April.

If you are interested in some seedlings, please call or visit the Soil Conservation office in the FSA Service Center Building at 1125 Campbellsburg Road, just north of New Castle, or call 845-2890.