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Old 06-02-2012, 01:24 PM
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Default Dakota's CRP Disaster 2012

Results are out and once again not pretty for the Dakota's:

State 2012 Expiring Acres 2012 Accepted Acres

SD 225,000 55,000

ND 840,000 190,000

Nuff said??
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:09 PM
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WOW ! NoDak is really taking a hit.
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looks like it's either drilling for oil or clearing for row crops in ND.......sad, huge reversal from CRP glory days.
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CRP needs a rebirth anyways. IMO the general is obsolete. Better management needs to happen thru the CCRP programs.

Since the Generals are way down on offers that will open the door for more acres via CCRP like SAFE, CP-37 and FWP.

IMO 2 big issues facing CRP are the design of more targeted CCRP programs and the Sale, Education and Marketing of the CCRP programs to target resource concerns of the taxpayers.

Weather thumped the state of pheasants last year but I predict we will see the pheasants rebound and show a positive increase on the GFP reports come August.
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Around Pierre I'm more worried about all the pasture ground being tore up than CRP. An amazing amount of grass has been converted to crops in a 60 mile radius of Pierre in the last 3 years most is not CRP acres.
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CRP needs a rebirth anyways. IMO the general is obsolete. Better management needs to happen thru the CCRP programs.

Since the Generals are way down on offers that will open the door for more acres via CCRP like SAFE, CP-37 and FWP.

IMO 2 big issues facing CRP are the design of more targeted CCRP programs and the Sale, Education and Marketing of the CCRP programs to target resource concerns of the taxpayers.

Weather thumped the state of pheasants last year but I predict we will see the pheasants rebound and show a positive increase on the GFP reports come August.
I would agree with that assesment
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Around Pierre I'm more worried about all the pasture ground being tore up than CRP. An amazing amount of grass has been converted to crops in a 60 mile radius of Pierre in the last 3 years most is not CRP acres.
Indeed a separate and disturbing trend driven by grain prices. You could also lump in the increase in corn and bean acres while acres are diminishing in winter/spring wheat as well as other small grains. Native prairie grass conversion is another cover type that is diminishing.
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As a bird hunter it is scarry thats for sure--- all I can do is to protect what I own and improve it as well as I can and hope that others will do the same. Oh and try to leave the same mind set with my son so that he will do the same.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:28 AM
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I hope those new continuous acres come in a hurry otherwise the sport is going to drown before the "lifeboat" arrives.

For those of you that have been around since about 2005 on the old Pheasant Country website know if have been sounding the alarm bells continuoisly and often.

Personally I dont see how the sport will survive another 5 years. If someone sees another outcome I sure would like to have it explained and give us some hope.

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:03 AM
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I guess I am a little surprised the state of SD has not started some type of significant program to preserve habitat and the huge NR income generated by pheasant hunting....maybe their plan is to provide a huge release of pen raised birds a week before the season opens, when the natural levels of wild birds falls to a paltry level?.......anyway, this is going to be interesting.
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