USDA SHIPP deadline now July 30th

The USDA has extended the deadline for the Soil Health and Income Protection conservation program to July 30th for producers in five prairie pothole states.

The so-called SHIPP pilot program pays farmers and ranchers for planting perennial cover for conservation use for three to five years.

The perennial covers can be harvested, hayed or grazed during certain times of the year.

Up to 50-thousand acres can be enrolled.

~photo by EPA

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