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Making Sense of Federal Programs

How to use flexible planting rules and conservation programs to make your farm more sustainable and profitable.

By Brad DeVries, Land Stewardship Project.

Production Flexibility Contract Requirements
USDA Conservation Compliance, Sodbuster and Swampbuster
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and CRP Continuous Sign-Up
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Conservation Farm Option (CFO)
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
Crop Insurance Issues Under Production Flexibility Contracts
The Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
USDA Programs and Appeals
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Other resources at Sustainable Farming Connection: Adapted from Making the Most of Freedom to Farm: Innovative uses of Planting Flexibility and Conservation Programs, a 40-page guide that reviews profitable, environmentally beneficial farming practices that are easier for farmers to adopt under new national farm legislation. Copies are available from the Land Stewardship Project, 2200 4th St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Phone: (612) 653-0618. A postage/handling charge of $4.00 will apply to all mail requests.

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