South Dakota CREP Program

Tom Vilsack and South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds announced a new program to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and aid flood control in the state.
“The USDA is proud to collaborate with South Dakota to protect and conserve our national resourcs while improving the quality of life in our communities,” Vilsack said.
The South Dakota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) wants to enroll 100,000 acres located at the James River Watershed. The establishment of the CREP will restore prairie pothole wetland hydrology and surrounding upland buffers along drainages leading into the James River.
Those who are eligible for the program must offer at least 40 continuous acres and must meet specific land requirements.
The project is expected to cost the USDA $161.4 million upon completion (100,000 acres).
Those interested should apply at their county FSA office.
Federal Reserve stated interest rates likely to rise. Refinance your farm loan before rates go up. Call a representative by dialing 866-929-5585 or visit us online.