“I’m very happy — we’ve got lots of native grasses, lots of flowers,” Mower County farmer Wayne DeWall says. “It’s exactly what we were looking for when we started this. It took a few years to get to this point so you just have to be patient with it.”



CRP CP43 Prairie Strip Program

  • $258 to $300 PER ACRE annual rental payment on the majority of soil types.
  • PERFECT for headlands and field edges with low yields. CRP allows these sites to be turn-arounds for farm equipment.
  • IMPROVES water quality leaving your farm. Research shows up to 80% of sediment and nutrient runoff can be trapped along with pesticides before leaving your field.
  • STRIPS can be 30-120 feet wide anywhere on your farm. Contracts can be 10 or 15 years.

READ the above prairie strips article.

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