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Producers Encouraged To Enroll In Farmland Wetlands Program

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that producers can begin signing up for the Farmable Wetlands Program on Aug. 3, 2009, at their local Farm Service Agency county office. The Farmable Wetlands Program is an important component of the Conservation Reserve Program authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill. Authorized incentives include a payment of $100 per acre, an incentive payment of 40 percent of the cost to establish the practice and a 120 percent rental rate.

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