Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Deadline Information:
Enrollment periods vary depending on the type of signup. General signups occur periodically, while continuous signup is available year-round for certain practices.

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), is a voluntary program that encourages farmers and landowners to convert highly erodible and other environmentally sensitive acreage to vegetative cover, such as native grasses, trees, and riparian buffers. By enrolling in CRP, participants receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource-conserving covers. The program helps to improve water quality, control soil erosion, and enhance wildlife habitat, contributing to overall environmental health and sustainability.

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How to Enroll: To apply for the Conservation Reserve Program, producers and landowners must submit an offer to their local FSA office. The offer process includes providing information about the land, conservation goals, and the desired conservation practices. Detailed enrollment instructions and deadlines are available through the local FSA office or the official USDA website.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include farmers and landowners with environmentally sensitive land that meets specific criteria related to cropping history and environmental characteristics. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for significant environmental benefits through the implementation of conservation practices.

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Official Program Page

CRP Fact Sheet