Rapid City, S.D. – According to the statement, the new incentives include:
- New Payment Rates for the Big Sioux River RBI;
- New Big Sioux River Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Buffer Incentives; and,
- New Big Sioux River Animal Waste Management System Incentives.
The program changes have led to immediate success including the recent enrollment of 27.29 acres in the Big Sioux watershed.
Governor Kristi Noem released the following statement:
“South Dakota’s producers are our front-line conservationists, and they know best how to sustainably manage their land. These new incentives provide additional options which allow producers to make the best management decisions for their operation, improve water quality, and protect the future for our kids and grandkids.”