CRP – General -Signup 56
It’s that time of year again with another sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) coming up soon. The CRP is intended to allow the option for farmers to remove environmentally sensitive land from agriculture production and in return receive a yearly rental payment. The producer must plant native species that will improve the health and quality of the land by giving it a 10-15 year rest from production.
On November 12, 2020 the USDA announced the next General CRP signup (Signup 56). This signup will start on January 4, 2021 and run through February 12, 2021.
General CRP is competitive and uses the Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) to rank eligible offers for selection. Some producers are familiar with the bidding process for eligibility and the FSA staff will help you through this.
We also want to remind producers that we do have Continuous CRP open as well. Continuous CRP is not a perpetual easement and does not require a competitive bid, acres that qualify can be automatically enrolled. This program offers different types of conservation practices but has more limitations on what can be enrolled.
It is important to remember that CRP land must meet certain eligibility criteria including ownership and cropping history. If you are interested in signing up for these programs, please contact your local FSA office. Pope County FSA office can be reached at 320-634-5143 ext 2.