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March snow fall shouldn’t raise concerns

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

On March 30, southwest North Dakota residents felt prolonged winter effects as a snowstorm dropped more than a foot of snow across the area.
A week later, a majority of that snow has melted and spring is on the horizon.
Though an abrupt snowfall fo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

March snow fall shouldn’t raise concerns

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

On March 30, southwest North Dakota residents felt prolonged winter effects as a snowstorm dropped more than a foot of snow across the area.
A week later, a majority of that snow has melted and spring is on the horizon.
Though an abrupt snowfall fo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

NDGF provides attractive incentives

May 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Without looking over my shoulder through the columns I’ve written in May over the past decade, I’m pretty sure the top three topics have been fishing, fishing, and probably fishing.

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CRP general signup begins Monday

May 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The number of plots is substantially less, but the overall importance remains high.
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Conservation advocates make case for larger Outdoor Heritage Fund

February 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS North Dakota legislation to create an Outdoor Heritage Fund is encouraging, but the allocation isn’t enough to meet the needs that exist in the wake of the state’s energy boom, increased ag development and the loss of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program.
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Conservation groups like farm bill provisions

April 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Besides the Conservation Reserve Program, the farm bill that passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday includes a conservation easement program with a strong wetland component, a regional partnership program aimed at improving water quality and a Sodsaver provision. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: A CRP of North Dakota’s own

April 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Conservation Reserve Program has proved its worth time and time again. North Dakota has derived tremendous benefits from it enough so that the program should be kept strong, even if some of the federal funding falls through. Continue Reading

New CRP initiative targets sensitive lands

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The initiative will allow landowners to enroll only the most sensitive areas within a piece of land into the Conservation Reserve Program. For example, a landowner with a 100-acre field could enroll acres deemed to have the best habitat while continuing to farm the rest. Continue Reading

Prairies and Grasslands: Where has all the wildlife gone?

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

They’re not paving the hunter’s paradise of prairie land in South Dakota, but they are tilling it upIn the nearly half-century he’s lived in South Dakota, John Cooper has seen countless beautiful prairie sunsets. But none perhaps prettier than one on a recent late afternoon that arched wild hues of orange, red, yellow and crimson across a darkening sky.
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CRP and wildlife: ‘Where has it all gone?’

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Loss of CRP, increased crop production and looming winter herald tougher times for North Dakota wildlife and poorer prospects for hunters

After three severe winters that hammered both deer and pheasants, North Dakota is down to about 2.5 million acres of land in the Conservation Reserve Program, with contracts on another 800,000 acres set to expire next September.
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