USDA Partners with Farmers and Ranchers to Protect More Than 500,000 Acres of Working Grasslands

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USDA Partners with Farmers and Ranchers to Protect More Than 500,000 Acres of Working Grasslands
11/30/2016 11:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 – Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept more than 504,000 acres that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands enrollment. Through the voluntary CRP Grasslands program, grasslands threatened by development or conversion to row crops are maintained as livestock grazing areas, while providing important conservation benefits.