USDA Offers Producers Options to Re-Enroll or Extend Expiring CRP Contracts: August 23 Deadline


July 17, 2019


Farm Service Agency

July Newsletter

Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is also accepting offers from landowners who want to enroll for the first time in one of the country’s largest conservation programs. FSA’s 52nd signup for CRP runs from June 3 to August 23.

This year’s CRP continuous signup includes practices such as grass waterways, filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland restoration and others. View a full list of practices approved for this signup. Continuous signup contracts last for 10 to 15 years. Soil rental rates are set at 90 percent of 2018 rates. Incentive payments are not offered for these practices.

Producers interested in applying for CRP continuous practices, including those under existing CREP agreements, or who want to extend their contract, should contact their USDA service center by August 23.

To locate your local FSA office, visit More information on CRP can be found at

CRP Management Reminder

A reminder that the Primary Nesting Season for CRP contracts is May 15 to July 15. No activity can be conducted during the Primary Nesting Season unless a written request is reviewed and approved by the County Committee before any activity can be completed. This includes spot-weed control and management activities.


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