The US Department of Agriculture has announced the most recent sign up of the Conservation Reserve Program is beneficial to Iowa. The general signup that ended in April brought in almost 4000 offers totaling almost 105,000 acres. County Executive Director Bill Bartenhagen of the FSA office in Washington says 764 acres were accepted which is 96% of what was offered.
That amount is 333 more acres than what was accepted last year. CRP is used to prevent soil erosion, but the program has since grown into water quality and wildlife enhancement.