Grassland CRP Signup Accepts 3.1 Million Acres

USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grassland Signup is accepting more than 3.1 million acres this year, the largest number in the history of the program. This program allows producers and landowners to continue grazing and haying practices while protecting grasslands and promoting plant and animal biodiversity and conservation. In total, about 5.6 million acres are entering CRP through various programs in 2023, surpassing the 3.9 million acres expiring this year. As part of the Agency’s Justice40 efforts, producers and landowners who are historically underserved, including beginning farmers and military veterans, will receive 10 additional ranking points to enhance their offers. From more than 5,000 underserved producers, USDA accepted offers of more than 1.9 million acres, about 87% of those who submitted applications.