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Conservation Reserve Program Signup Ends Friday

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Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting offers from those who want to enroll for the first time in one of the country’s largest conservation programs. But FSA’s 52nd signup for CRP ends Friday, August 23.

This year’s CRP continuous signup includes such practices as grass waterways, filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland restoration and others. Continuous signup enrollment contracts last for 10 to 15 years. Soil rental rates are set at 90 percent of 2018 rates. Incentive payments are not offered for these practices.

Producers interested in applying for CRP continuous practices or who want to extend their contract, should contact their USDA service center or go to:

The Silver Lining – 25 Years of the Conservation Reserve Program

Video by: USDA

A look at the history of USDA’s The Conservation Reserve Program and how the program has played a major role in helping improve the lands, soil and water quality throughout the years.