emergency CRP opens up
I see on the AP wire this morning CRP is being opened up due to drought. Remember before taking issue with Game and Fish on these issues that CRP is a voluntary program where the landowner agree's to provisions in the contract. Also CRP has support in Washington from groups such as Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, National Wildlife Federation...how much CRP $$$ and acre allocation would their be if it was not supported by such a wide range of organizations?
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
This is not good for pheasants and ducks.
This happened a couple of years ago when there was a drought and the Governor Hoven let farmers mowed the grass that was in CRP. This makes hunting pheasants ever harder because there is less habitat for them to hide in. The birds will move into the bull rushes around the sloughs and or will probably be found on land that is posted. So now hunters have to contend with less CRP being planted because the land is being used to grow corn for ethanol production and now the drought is taking it toll.