Cooperative Farming at Tensas River NWR

Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in Madison Parish near Tallulah, Louisiana, is accepting bids for agricultural crop permits in its Greenlea unit, containing about 650 acres of farmable land.

Producers may farm this unit on a 75 percent-to-25 percent share basis, with the producer having sole use of 500 acres and the remaining 150 acres left standing for migrating and wintering waterfowl. Permitted crops include corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, rice, wheat and millet. Cotton is not allowed. Also not allowed are GMO crops or neonicotinoids.

Cooperative farming agreements may be renewed annually and extended up to five years. Bid packets are available on the refuge website and at the refuge office. Please contact John Dickson at 318-574-2664 ext. 105 for more details. Applications must be received by Friday, August 23, 2019.