Sign-Up Open for Grassland Conservation Reserve Program

The USDA announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can now sign up for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program.

The sign-up runs until June 28th.

Grassland CRP, offered by the Farm Service Agency, is a voluntary working lands conservation program that enables participants to conserve grassland and provide important conservation benefits for wildlife, soil health, and carbon sequestration, all while continuing most grazing and haying practices.

“Grassland CRP is a vital conservation tool that supports two of USDA’s top priorities: the well-being of American agriculture and the health of America’s grasslands, which provide critical environmental benefits for wildlife and carbon sequestration,” says FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux. “The interest from agricultural producers is at an all-time high and proves that agricultural productivity and conservation priorities are not exclusive from one another but can coexist and complement one another.”

More than 2.3 million acres got accepted in the 2023 Grassland CRP Sign-Up.