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Sign Up for the Conservation Reserve Program
Sign Up for the Conservation Reserve Program

USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program puts you the producer at the center of climate-smart solutions that generate revenue and benefit the planet. There are plenty of enrollment options, including General CRP with signup running from February 27 to April 7.

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Emergency Relief

The Emergency Relief Program and Emergency Livestock Relief Program are helping farmers offset losses from 2020 and 2021 natural disasters.

Emergency Relief

Nationwide Survey on USDA Programs

Producers can now take a nationwide survey to help USDA improve and increase access to its programs and services, including those offered by FSA.

Nationwide Survey on USDA Programs


AskUSDA: One Central entry point for you to access information and help from USDA.


Haying & Grazing Conservation Reserve Program Acres

Livestock producers needing to grazing CRP acres under emergency (drought) and non-emergency conditions should contact their local FSA for eligibility, eligible practices, and related program details before initiating any haying and grazing activities.

Haying & Grazing Conservation Reserve Program Acres

FSA in the News

  • USDA Encourages Rice Farmers to Prepare for new Rice Production Program

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today previewed plans to provide up to $250 million in assistance to rice farmers and what steps they can take to be prepared to sign up when the program is released later this spring. USDA is sharing information early so producers can prepare for program signup, which will include a pre-filled application in an effort to simplify and streamline the application process.  

  • USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Program Signup for 2023

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2023 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can begin applying for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup starting February 27 through April 7, 2023. CRP is a cornerstone voluntary conservation program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a key tool in the Biden-Harris administration’s effort to address climate change and help agricultural communities invest in the long-term well-being of their land and natural resources.  

  • USDA Develops Simplified Direct Loan Application to Improve Customer Service

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a simplified direct loan application to provide improved customer experience for producers applying for loans from the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The simplified direct loan application enables producers to complete a more streamlined application, reduced from 29 to 13 pages.

  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency Helps Farmers and Ranchers Tackle Challenges

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2023 – Under the Biden-Harris administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has worked to assist distressed borrowers, improve land access for underserved producers and provide disaster assistance and relief for producers impacted by natural disasters. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also gave producers and landowners tools to help with climate-smart land management and made great strides in supporting USDA’s priorities of improving equity in program delivery and helping producers rebound and recover after natural disasters, the pandemic, and other challenges in the past two years.

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