Conservation Reserve Program Signups Announced
USDA has set a July 23, 2021, deadline for agricultural producers and landowners to apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup 56. Additionally, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications for CRP Grasslands from July 12 to August 20, 2021. Both signups are competitive and will provide for annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. This year, USDA says that it has updated both signup options to provide greater incentives for producers and increase conservation benefits, including reducing the impacts of climate change. To enroll in the CRP General signup, producers and landowners should contact their local USDA Service Center by the July 23 deadline. To enroll in the CRP Grasslands signup, they should contact USDA by the August 20 deadline.