Conservation Reserve Program

CRP Continuous Enrollment Period

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is holding a continuous signup period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), running from June 4, 2018 to August 17, 2018.

Learn more about this year’s continuous signup.

Read our June 1, 2018 news release.

Additionally, FSA established new ranking criteria for CRP Grasslands. To guarantee all CRP Grasslands offers are treated equally, applicants who previously applied will be asked to reapply using the new ranking criteria located on this page. Producers with pending applications will receive a letter with options.


Prospective Participants/General Public

What is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)?
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The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. Contracts for land enrolled in CRP are 10-15 years in length. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat. If you would like to watch an informational video on CRP, please click here.

Why is CRP important?

Signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1985, CRP is the largest private-lands conservation program in the United States. Thanks to voluntary participation by farmers and land owners, CRP has improved water quality, reduced soil erosion, and increased habitat for endangered and threatened species. For success stories, click here.

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