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Expand Your CRP Plan for The Health of Your Forests
Expand Your CRP Plan for The Health of Your Forests

With the Forest Management Incentive, CRP participants get financial assistance and help with their forest management practices.

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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

Advancing Equity at FSA

FSA recognizes equity as a driving force and stands committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all programs and services.

Advancing Equity at FSA


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Conservation Reserve Program

With yearly rental payments, CRP helps producers and landowners protect natural resources by establishing land cover, improving water quality and increasing wildlife habitat. There are many opportunities to participate for the quality of your land and the health of the environment.

Conservation Reserve Program

FSA in the News

  • USDA Rallies Partners to Help with Outreach to Beginning, Veteran and Socially Disadvantaged Producers on the Conservation Reserve Program-Transition Incentives Program

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing almost $1.8 million in cooperative agreements with six partner organizations for outreach and technical assistance to promote awareness and understanding of the Conservation Reserve Program-Transition Incentives Program among agricultural communities. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers the program as an important tool to help beginning, veteran and socially disadvantaged farmers access land, as well as keep agricultural lands in production. These partnerships build on other efforts by USDA to increase equity in program delivery and broaden the reach of its programs to underserved producers. 

  • USDA to Issue $306 Million in Final Payments to Producers Impacted by 2020 and 2021 Natural Disasters

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2024 - The U. S Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing final Emergency Relief Program (ERP) payments totaling approximately $306 million to eligible commodity and specialty crop producers who incurred losses due to natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin issuing these additional payments to eligible producers this week.
  • USDA Announces February 2024 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for February 2024, which are effective Feb. 1, 2024. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures or meet cash flow needs.  

  • Farmers, Ranchers Now Can Make USDA Farm Loan Payments Online

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that most farm loan borrowers will be able to make payments to their direct loans online through the Pay My Loan feature on farmers.gov in early February. Pay My Loan is part of a broader effort by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) to streamline its processes, especially for producers who may have limited time during the planting or harvest seasons to visit a local FSA office; modernize and improve customer service; provide additional customer self-service tools; and expand credit access to assist more producers.

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