Nodaway is again one of more than 60 Missouri counties where eligible landowners can apply for the federal Conservation Reserve Program.
Often referred to as CRP, the Farm Service Agency initiative is designed to create extensive wildlife habitat by offering payments to farmers who take highly erodible cropland out of production.
FSA recently announced that its latest General CRP signup will take place May 20 through June 14. Details are available at the agency's Maryville office, located at 502 W. South Hills Drive, suite 104. The telephone number is (660) 582-7423.
Landowners enrolled in CRP receive annual payments and cost-share assistance in return for establishing environmentally beneficial plots seeded with wildlife cover.
In addition, the Missouri Department of Conservation is continuing its MDC-CRP program that awards a one-time incentive payment of $100-$150 per acre for creating specialized habitats for upland birds and pollinators.
MDC staff members are offering assistance to farmers and other landowners with regard to eligibility, program options and seeding mixes. For more information, go to www.mdc.mo.gov.