Bring Back TIP In New Farm Bill

Inside Dakota Ag

TIP program helped beginning farmers and ranchers rent land coming out of the Conservation Reserve Program.

Published on: April 29, 2013

Congress ought to bring back the Transition Incentive Program. The program gave landowners an additional two years of payment if they rented or sold land coming out the Conservation Reserve Program to beginning farmers.

TIP helped Richie and Michael Heinrich, Medina, N.D. Richie is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University and Michael is a senior at NDSU. Both are back home farming with their father and starting their own operations.

“We were lucky to have landowners in our community who wanted to rent to local beginning farmers,” Richie says. TIP sealed the deal for them.

Learn more about beginning farmer strategies in the April issue of Dakota Farmer .

 Michael (left) and Richie Heinrich are getting a start by renting land coming out of CRP.
Michael (left) and Richie Heinrich are getting a start by renting land coming out of CRP.