CRP Sign-Up Deadline Extended Until April 13
Producers now have more time to sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program. A high demand of enrollment and re-enrollment applications has caused USDA to extend the deadline to April 13. "Due to strong interest in CRP, the decision was made to extend CRP sign-up 43 for an additional week. I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in CRP,” said FSA Administrator Bruce Nelson. The extension will give farmers and ranchers ample time to review their offers.CRP is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion and develop wildlife habitat. In return, USDA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Read more.