Woodruff County to Get Share of $9 Million in Conservation Funds

FEBRUARY 1, 2007 - Posted at 11:44 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns has announced the second Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) has been approved for Arkansas.  CREP benefits rare and declining wildlife on acreage in parts of Woodruff County in the Cache River/Bayou DeView watershed.  The program also improves water quality, reduces sedimentation and enhances habitat for aquatic wildlife.

"This is a great example of finding ways for all sides to work together to create solutions that benefit everyone," said Governor Mike Beebe.  "Farmers will be able to receive stable income on low-yield cropland that is difficult to farm and, at the same time, we'll be restoring more than 6,000 acres of premium wetlands and wildlife habitat through this USDA project."

The program will also benefit acreage in Monroe and Prarie counties.