The program provides a financial incentive of $125 per acre of eligible land to seed hard-to-access or poorly-producing areas to perennial forages. DUC lists the benefits of perennial forage: “Forages improve profitability, increase pollinator habitat and biodiversity, reduce herbicide-resistant weeds, act as buffer zones to meet product label guidelines and manage clubroot issues.”
DUC is launching the program at farm shows this month. Look for the DUC booth. If you don’t make it to the farm shows, the DUC website has more details on the program, the commitment and how to sign up.