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Friday, April 08, 2016

Program seeks farmland for wildlife habitat

Program seeks farmland for wildlife habitat: The Wisconsin Farm Service Agency is reminding farmers it has an allotted number of farmland acres in Wisconsin eligible for funding for wildlife habitat restoration.

The initiative, known as State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement, is part of the Conservation Reserve Program, a federally funded voluntary program that for 30 years has assisted farmers with the cost of restoring and enhancing certain grasses, shrubs and trees to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and reduce loss of wildlife habitat. In return, participants receive rental payments and cost-share assistance.