Conservation Reserve Program

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Conservation Reserve Program

2021 Enrollment Period

The CRP general signup began Jan. 4, 2021. FSA extended the original deadline, and a new deadline has not been set. This signup includes increased opportunities for enrollment of wildlife habitat through the State Acres For Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) initiative.

FSA will announce CRP Grasslands signup dates later this year.

The continuous signup is ongoing.

More information:

About the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

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CRP is a land conservation program administered by 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.

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

CRP Resources

CRP 2020 Enrollment