The USDA says the Conservation Reserve Program is a critical tool to help address climate change.
Matt Russell is Iowa’s Farm Service Agency Executive Director. “It’s a great way to increase conservation on the land with cover, a variety of practices that you can choose from, preserving soil, and expanding opportunities for wildlife.”
He tells Brownfield CRP acres are an investment in the long-term well-being of farmland.
“We’ve built in some new incentives for climate-smart practices,” Russell said.