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Pheasants Forever to host CRP sessions

Pheasants Forever, along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency, will host 56 landowner meetings around the state.

The general CRP signup began Dec. 1 and will continue through Feb. 26. Four meetings will be conducted in Lincoln, Keith and Logan counties in January.

These meetings will help promote the CRP signup, explain the EBI process and discuss updates to mid-contract management. Information will be presented to landowners to show the many options of CRP and other conservation programs, highlight the updated rental rates and discuss public access and additional incentive opportunities.

Whether landowners are interested in stopping erosion, increasing habitat for wildlife or learning about financial assistance for conservation efforts, they are encouraged to talk to any local Farm Bill wildlife biologist or attend one of these meetings.

Those unable to attend or who want more information about the CRP signup should contact the Farm Service Agency (FSA) at the local USDA Service Center.

The nearest meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the West Central Resource and Extension Center auditorium at UNL Extension at 348 E. State Farm Road in North Platte from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided.

The CRP informational meetings are made possible through funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Support the Nebraska Environmental Trust by playing the Nebraska Lottery today.

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada.

Chapters are empowered to determine how all of their locally raised conservation funds are spent. They are the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.

Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $577 million on 489,000 habitat projects benefiting over 12 million acres nationwide.