Vilsack on Losing CRP Acres

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA


The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that they are accepting just over two million acres in offers from agricultural producers and landowners through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup. But, as Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack explains, more land is leaving the CRP than is going in.

Vilsack on Losing CRP Acres

Offers for new land into General CRP were considerably lower than last year’s numbers, with fewer than 400,000 acres being offered this year. That compares to more than 700,000 acres last year.


Producers with accepted acres still need to develop a conservation plan before enrolling on October 1.

Vilsack encourages producers and landowners to consider the Grassland and Continuous signups, both of which are currently open.