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USDA secretary announces CRP general signup

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup to begin May 20, news sources reported.

The announcement was made at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic held in Minneapolis, and is a result of the CRP's success during last summer's drought, the Associated Press said. The land provided emergency grazing areas for livestock as well as preventing erosion.

The signup will allow farmers to enroll environmentally sensitive land for periods of 10 years in hopes of benefiting wildlife, soils and water quality, the Pioneer Press said.

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