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Grassland CRP (signup deadline)

June 28

grassland crp signup deadline

The signup deadline for the Grassland CRP program is June 28. It’s part of the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), but there are a couple of key differences.

While the general CRP pays farmers to take cropland out of production, the Grasslands CRP program works with acreage that is currently being grazed.

Producers commit to maintain grassy cover and keep the land free of noxious and invasive plants. Most grazing and haying is still allowed, under the terms of a conservation plan that’s worked out with NRCS at signup time.

There’s even the possibility of cost-share support for certain practices, including permanent cross-fencing, water facilities, and prescribed burning.

To sign up, visit or call your local USDA Service Center, which can be found at https://www.farmers.gov/working-with-us/service-center-locator, and start the process of determining whether your acreage is eligible.

For more information, read the press release, visit the Grassland CRP webpage, or read this fact sheet.