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Conservation Reserve Program Signup Begins
MAY 20 – JUNE 14
FSA County Offices will begin accepting offers for enrollment and reenrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) May 20, 2013.
This general sign-up ends June 14. The last general CRP signup in Virginia was March 12 – April 6 of 2012 when almost 3,000 acres were accepted for enrollment in Virginia. A general signup provides landowners and operators an opportunity to address the most critical natural resource concerns
General signup is competitive. Offers received during the signup period are compared with all other offers received nationally and ranked to determine which acres will provide the greatest environmental benefit. The Environment Benefits Index (EBI) is used to rank offers.
To learn more about the EBI and what practice options are available in Virginia click HERE
or call your local FSA Service Center