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FSA offering enrollment in conservation program

The Farm Service Agency is offering noncompetitive enrollment into the federal Conservation Reserve Program for land that has the potential to lose at least 20 tons of soil per acre per year to erosion.

That would be land that has an erosion index of 20 or more, according to a news release. The federal program allows growers to receive annual rent payments and up to 50 percent of the cost to establish approved practices. The contracts last 10 to 15 years.

The agency can accept up to 10,300 acres in Washington, approved on a first-come, first serve basis.

For more information, go to www.fsa.usda.gov/wa.

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