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Southern Spotlight: Best Laid Cropping Plans

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So you probably know which acres are going to wheat next, right? You know this because it’s happening soon, if not already. But what do you know about the rest of your acres? Do you have their rotation plan hammered out yet?

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ReachOut: Tip 1 and Tip 2

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Two weeks ago, I wrote about surviving our current economic climate and briefly offered five tips on doing just that. Over the next few articles, I want to bring those tips into greater focus to best help you navigate your way out of this chilly wilderness (yes, the wilderness analogy continues!).

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Southern Spotlight: Putting Your CRP Acres Back to Work

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As I write this, there are 28 million acres across the US enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the provision in the 1985 Farm Bill that allowed land owners to rent acres to the government, effectively taking marginal acres out of production with the goal of preventing erosion and cleaning up the environment in general. Beginning in 2015 though, the government will cap CRP sign-ups at 26 million.

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