The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

USDA Announces 2021 Signup Period for its Soil Health and Income Protection Program

 


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that agricultural producers in the Prairie Pothole states can now sign up for the Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP), which provides a short-term option to plant cover on less productive agricultural lands while improving soil health and carbon sequestration.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made improvements to this pilot program available in South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Montana, and signup runs from today to July 16, 2021.

“SHIPP is part of a suite of resources we have under the Conservation Reserve P...



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