National Dairy Shrine



National & World Ag News Headlines
February 28 is Final Deadline for CRP Signup
USAgNet - 02/28/2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program 2020 general signup that there is less than two weeks before the enrollment deadline of February 28. This signup is available to farmers and private landowners who are either enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling for another 10- to 15-year term.

Farmers and ranchers who enroll in CRP receive yearly rental payments for voluntarily establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees (known as "covers"), which can control soil erosion, improve water quality and develop wildlife habitat on marginally productive agricultural lands.

CRP has 22 million acres enrolled, but the 2018 Farm Bill lifted the cap to 27 million acres. Signed into law in 1985, CRP is one of the largest private-lands conservation programs in the U.S. It was originally intended to primarily control soil erosion and potentially stabilize commodity prices by taking marginal lands out of production.

The CRP continuous signup is ongoing, which enables producers to enroll for certain practices. FSA plans to open the Soil Health and Income Protection Program, a CRP pilot program, in early 2020, and the 2020 CRP Grasslands signup runs from March 16, 2020 to May 15, 2020.

To enroll in CRP, contact your local FSA county office or visit fsa.usda.gov/crp

Send this article to a friend


Other National Headlines
McFarlanes/Flexharrow
Freudenthal Manufacturing
Copyright © 2020 - Farms.com. All Rights Reserved.