Farmers who set aside land in the Conservation Reserve Program, should begin receiving payments soon after being delayed during the government shutdown.
According to Farm Service Agency director Dan Steinkruger, the USDA has made sending out these payments a top priority.
In Nebraska, about $60 million will be paid for more than 28,000 contracts that cover nearly 90,000 acres.
Participants in CRP agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agriculture production, instead planting grasses, legumes and trees that improved water quality, reduce erosion, conserve water and improve waterfowl and wildlife habitat.
FSA has been unable approve or process new applications for CRP since Oct. 1, which will continue unless Legislation is passed to reauthorize or extend the program with a new farm bill.
Producers with questions about their annual rental payments should contact their local FSA office.