Start Date

18-11-1997 12:00 AM

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During the 15th Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up period which ended in May of 1997, 415,447 acres (42.6%) of the 975,478 acres of old CRP land scheduled to expire on October 1st, 1997 were accepted back into the Iowa CRP program. Many of these re-enrollment acres are subject to legume interseeding agreements signed by the landowners. The same bodes true for those entering into the 16th CRP sign-up period which ran from October 14th through November 14th, 1997. CRP contracts are accepted based on their Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) points. The factors used to arrive at an EBI included: water quality, erosion, length of contract, air quality, priority areas, and bid price. For example: 20 extra EBI points were given if the CRP landowner agreed to establish a 20% stand of legumes into a bromegrass sod during the 15th sign-up period.

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Nov 18th, 12:00 AM

Interseeding CRP "Options and Precautions"

During the 15th Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up period which ended in May of 1997, 415,447 acres (42.6%) of the 975,478 acres of old CRP land scheduled to expire on October 1st, 1997 were accepted back into the Iowa CRP program. Many of these re-enrollment acres are subject to legume interseeding agreements signed by the landowners. The same bodes true for those entering into the 16th CRP sign-up period which ran from October 14th through November 14th, 1997. CRP contracts are accepted based on their Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) points. The factors used to arrive at an EBI included: water quality, erosion, length of contract, air quality, priority areas, and bid price. For example: 20 extra EBI points were given if the CRP landowner agreed to establish a 20% stand of legumes into a bromegrass sod during the 15th sign-up period.