Commonly referred to as the CRP-TIP. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, 50 million per year is authorized for year 2019 through 2023. The program provides an opportunity for Historically Underserved farmer (HUF) to access land. CRP land becomes TIP eligible two years before contract expiration. The program provides
With new changes introduced in the 2018 Farm Bill, farmers can bid to enroll either whole farms or partial fields under the general sign-up. About 7 million acres can be enrolled. Signup will be open until Feb 28, 2020. An interactive map showing the average rental rate by the parish for 2020 is available at the link (https://bit.ly/2P2tEFd).
The two successful water quality initiatives are the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watershed Imitative, MRBI for short, and the National Water Quality Initiative. Since its launch in 2009, MRBI projects resulted in conservation on nearly 1.5 million acres. Nutrient loss practices resulted in about 18 million pounds of fertilizer runoff prevention. The NRCS in 2021 will make available $17.5 million to producers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and ten other states.
The president’s budget proposal includes -
The budget proposal also includes saving estimates by reducing subsidies, eliminating and streamlining Farm Bill programs. Over the next decade, the expected savings from agriculture-related programs are estimated at $58 billion. Some of them include -
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture