USDA Accepts Over 2.5 million Acres in Grassland CRP Signup

The USDA accepted offers for more than 2.5 million acres from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment through this year’s Grassland Conservation Reserve Program Signup. This is double last year’s enrollment and brings the total acres enrolled across all CRP signups in 2021 to more than 5.3 million acres, surpassing USDA’s goal of four […]

USDA Announces Dates for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands Signups

Farmers have until August 20 to apply for the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands. This year, the Department of Agriculture updated signup options to provide greater incentives for producers and increase the program’s conservation and climate benefits, including setting a minimum rental rate and identifying two national priority zones. The CRP Grassland signup is competitive, and […]

USDA Announces Dates for CRP and Grasslands Signup

USDA set a deadline of July 23, 2021, for all agricultural producers and landowners to apply for the Conservation Reserve Program General Signup number 56. Also, the USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept applications for CRP Grasslands from July 12 to August 20. This year, USDA updated both signup options to provide greater incentives for […]

AFBF: Farming Continues To Perform When It Comes To Carbon Sequestration

Data released by the EPA and analyzed by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows carbon sequestration efforts resulted in carbon removed from the atmosphere. “During 2018, carbon sequestration efforts resulted in an increase in CO2 stocks, that means that’s carbon removed from the atmosphere of more than 760 million metric tons,” said Farm Bureau Chief […]

Newhouse: Western Caucus Chairman An Opportunity To Help Ag

Late last month, Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse was named the new Chairman of the Western Caucus for the upcoming Congress. Newhouse says he plans to use the leadership position to help farm country up and down the west. He said for some western states, 70% up to 90% of the lands are publicly owned which […]

USDA Accepts Over One Million Acres in CRP Grasslands

The FSA accepted more than 1.2 million acres in the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands during the recent signup. The number of acres offered during signup was 1.9 million, more than three times the number offered during the last signup period in 2016. Through CRP Grasslands, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands, and pastures, while […]

How Can CRP Help Pollinators?

When you think Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, what uses come to your mind. Most likely, you’ll think of highly sensitive farm lands come up, that could become grassland, or prairie, or restored wetlands. But Randall Cass with Iowa State University said CRP land makes a great habitat for pollinators of all types including honey […]

CRP Grassland Sign-up Just Around The Corner

If you did not choose to enroll acreage in the recently concluded CRP general sign-up, there are other USDA Farm Service Agency programs to participate in under the CRP banner. And one sign-up session will get underway soon. “This year the sign-up period for CRP Grasslands is March 16th-May 15th, noted FSA Administrator, Rochard Fordyce. […]