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Conservation groups to host open house

The Douglas Soil Water Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency will host an all-day Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) open house today, March 16.

It will take place at the United States Department of Agriculture Service Center located at 900 Robert St. in Alexandria (behind the North McDonald's on Highway 29).

Stop in between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to let the staff answer questions and explain program rules for the upcoming general CRP signup.

If you have questions concerning the open house, call Douglas SWCD at (320) 763-3191, extension 3.

The general CRP signup continues through Friday, April 6. Call FSA at (320) 763-3191, extension 2 to make an appointment.