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CRP Grasslands Signup Begins March 16

USDA announced that farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16, 2020. Through CRP Grasslands, participants retain the right to conduct common grazing practices, such as haying, mowing, or harvesting seed from the enrolled land. Participants will receive an annual rental payment and may receive up to 50% cost-share for establishing approved conservation practices. The CRP contract lasts either 10 or 15 years, and signup runs through May 15, 2020. The 2018 Farm Bill set aside two million acres for CRP Grassland enrollment.