USDA Accepts One Million More Acres Into Its Conservation Reserve Program Jun 13, 2023

    🕔Jun 13, 2023
    WASHINGTON, – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting more than 1 million acres in this year’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup. […]

    USDA to Allow Producers to Request Voluntary Termination of CRP Contract May 26, 2022

    🕔May 26, 2022
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants who are in the final year of their CRP contract to request voluntary termination of their CRP contract […]

    Fertilizer, Wheat, Sunflower Oil Prices Climb; Sec. Vilsack Rejects CRP Acreage Flexibility Request Apr 9, 2022

    🕔Apr 9, 2022
    DTN writer Russ Quinn reported yesterday that, “Retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the last week of March 2022 are moving significantly higher again. All fertilizers were higher with some double digits higher compared […]

    Conservation Reserve Program’s Evolving Mission Feb 18, 2022

    🕔Feb 18, 2022
    This article examines the on-going reorientation of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  Its historic focus has been the removal of whole fields and farms from production, both to reduce crop […]

    Do You Have Conservation Land? CRP Sign-Up Is Available. Feb 9, 2022

    🕔Feb 9, 2022
    Do you have some less productive land parcels that would qualify for CRP which would also be more profitable financially and environmentally than farming that land? The Conservation Reserve Program […]

    Net Change in CRP Acres, 2020-2021 Program Year Dec 9, 2021

    🕔Dec 9, 2021
    Net change in CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) acres is examined for the CRP program year that began October 1, 2020.  Net change is a key CRP metric in years that […]

    USDA Announces Dates for CRP General and Grasslands Signups Jun 16, 2021

    🕔Jun 16, 2021
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set a July 23, 2021, deadline for agricultural producers and landowners to apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup 56. Additionally, USDA’s […]

    USDA Announces New Initiative to Quantify Climate Benefits of CRP Jun 3, 2021

    🕔Jun 3, 2021
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced an initiative to quantify the climate benefits of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. This multi-year effort will enable […]

    USDA Expands, Renews CRP to Boost Enrollment, Address Climate Change Apr 21, 2021

    🕔Apr 21, 2021
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus on the […]

    USDA Extends General Signup for Conservation Reserve Program Feb 5, 2021

    🕔Feb 5, 2021
    The USDA is extending the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup period, which had previously been announced as ending on Feb. 12, 2021. USDA will continue to accept offers as it […]


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