“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.