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More wildlife habitat approved

U.S. Department of Agriculture Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director Debra Crusoe recently announced that 8,300 acres in Minnesota are available for wildlife habitat improvement incentives.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director Debra Crusoe recently announced that 8,300 acres in Minnesota are available for wildlife habitat improvement incentives.
“We can accept more applications to enroll more acres in Minnesota for farmers and ranchers interested in protecting local pheasant and prairie chicken habitat,” Crusoe said. “In exchange for creating more grassland for these rural species, USDA will provide participating landowners with rental payments and help with expenses.”
This opportunity comes from the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) program, part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
Program participants establish long-term plant species to control soil erosion, improve water quality, or strengthen declining wildlife populations. In return, participants receive annual rental payments between 10 and 15 years. Interested landowners can enroll acres in a designated wildlife project in their state at any time. Participants and land must meet certain eligibility requirements.
For more information, contact a local FSA office at offices.usda.gov or visit www.fsa.usda.gov/conservation .

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