In return for enrolling land in CRP, FSA provides participants
with annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to remove
sensitive lands from production and plant certain grasses,
shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil
erosion and increase wildlife habitat. Landowners enter into
contracts that last between 10 and 15 years.
For this year’s signup, limited priority practices are available
for continuous enrollment. These include grassed waterways,
filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland restoration and others.
View a full list of practices.
FSA will use updated soil rental rates to make annual rental
payments, reflecting current values. It will not offer incentive
payments as part of the new signup.
USDA will not open a general signup this year, however, a
one-year extension will be offered to existing CRP participants
with expiring CRP contracts of 14 years or less.
Additionally, FSA established new ranking criteria for CRP
grasslands. To guarantee all CRP grasslands offers are treated
equally, applicants who previously applied (prior to the current
sign-up period) will be asked to reapply using the new ranking
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Producers wanting to apply for the CRP continuous
signup or CRP grasslands should contact their USDA service center.
To locate your local FSA office, visit
More information on CRP can be found at
Please contact your local FSA County Office with any questions you
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