HOLDREGE, Neb. — Farmers who grow wheat and milo in southern and western Nebraska can earn an extra $10 to $13 per acre to leave crop stubble undisturbed on their fields after harvest.
John Laux of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in Alma described the new Crop Stubble Management, Wildlife and Water Conservation Program this week at the Tri-Basin Natural Resources District board meeting in Holdrege.
Producers may receive $10 per acre to leave wheat or milo stubble undisturbed until April 1. Postharvest chemical applications are allowed, but not discing, grazing or haying.
Up to 320 acres can be signed up per crop type per year for two years.
The program will allow an additional $3 per acre to allow walk-in hunting access to the fields.
— World-Herald News Service