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Burning the CRP

Photo Credit: Kate Edwards
Photo Credit: Kate Edwards

Prescribed burning is a requirement of some USDA/Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. Burning is an economical way to reduce lower thatch in a field and encourage growth of desired grasses.

It took four of us about four hours to complete a prescribed burn at the farm where I began work yesterday.

Another day in the life of rural Iowa.