How to Convert CRP to Cropland

If no-till builds soil health, then converting CRP land that hasn’t been tilled for a decade should be ideal. Right? Well, yes and no. There are advantages, and there are challenges.

As no-till farmers since 2001, Mitch and Andy Hoenhause of Lisbon, North Dakota, never considered traditional cultivation when they began taking acres out of the CRP six years ago.