General CRP Signup Announced

The U.S.D.A. has announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can begin signing up for the general Conservation Reserve Program beginning March 4th and running through March 29th.

CRP offers a range of conservation options to farmers, ranchers, and landowners. It presents an opportunity for farmers with less productive or marginal cropland to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and support wildlife habitat.

Producers and landowners enrolled about 926,000 acres in General CRP in 2023, bringing the total of enrolled acres in General CRP to 7.78 million. This, combined with all other acres in CRP through other enrollment opportunities brings the current total of enrolled acres to 24.8 million.