USDA opening signup for CRP, CRP grasslands in early 2021

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Farm Forum

On Nov. 13, the U.S. Department of Agricultur announced the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program and CRP grasslands offers.

General signup for CRP will be open from Jan. 4 to Feb. 12; signup for CRP grasslands runs from March 15 to April 23. Both programs are competitive and provide annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.

CRP and the many focused programs that come under it, like CRP grasslands, are some of the most critical tools to help producers better manage their operations while conserving natural resources. CRP has proven to protect the nation’s valuable resources. Next year’s signup gives farmers and ranchers an opportunity to enroll in CRP for the first time or continue their participation for another term.

Producers may apply by contacting their FSA office.