b'Steve Turner farms in northern Cass and southern Mason counties with his two sons, Brandon and Jacob. They grow corn, popcorn, soybeans, wheat, rye, and alfalfa hay. They irrigate about half of those cropped acres, leaving 27 acres of field corners that are perfect for enrolling in the CRP Pollinator Habitat program. Steve Turner Adds Pollinator Habitat to the Corners of Irrigated FieldsUSDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is one of theState Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE), also known many programs administered by the FSA. In exchangeas CP38, is a specific CRP conservation practice created for annual rental payments, farmers enrolled in CRPto benefit high-priority state wildlife objectives through agree to remove environmentally sensitive land fromthe restoration of vital habitat. This may include socially agricultural production and plant a conservation coveror economically valuable species or those that provide that will improve water quality, prevent soil erosion,significant social or economic value to the community, and increase quality wildlife habitat. Contracts for landwhich includes pollinators.enrolled in CRP are 10-15 years in length. The coverThe FSA collaborated with pollinator experts and that is established varies depending on the intendedother conservation partners to develop the CP42benefits, but with the decline of the monarch butterfly,Pollinator Habitat which helps enhance and restore seeding mixes have been updated to include milkweedhabitat for ecologically and economically significant and nectar producing plants that support the monarch.pollinator species. The CP42-Pollinator Habitat practice Farmers with certain existing CRP practices are able tois comprised of a diverse mix of at least nine species of revise their conservation plan to include these plantpollinator friendly wildflowers, legumes, or shrubs (see species. These same CRP lands provide pollinators withFigure 8 and 9). beneficial wildflowers and legumes, as well as tree and shrub cover for safe nesting sites. 16Agricultures Successes in Sustaining Monarchs'