Daily News Reports »

Rick Worthington CRP Signups Resume Part 2
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: June 12, 2018

Click on the play button to listen to report.

Download Report: default_62800.mp3

Following up on a story we told you about yesterday about the Conservation Reserve Program. Sign up's for the program were halted for a time, but were allowed to resume earlier this month.

Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey explains the program...

In return for enrolling land in CRP, USDA, through FSA on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), provides participants with annual rental payments and cost-share assistance. Landowners enter into contracts that last between 10 and 15 years. CRP pays producers who remove sensitive lands from production and plant certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and increase wildlife habitat.

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

The new changes to CRP do not impact the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, a related program offered by CCC and state partners.

Producers wanting to apply for the CRP continuous signup or CRP grasslands should contact their USDA service center. To locate your local FSA office,

The FSA stopped accepting applications last fall. This pause allowed USDA to review available acres and avoid exceeding the 24 million-acre CRP cap set by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Enrollment will run through August 17th.

Recent Reports from Farm and Ranch Report

Click here to see Archived Reports