WASHINGTON, D.C. — Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will accept applications starting June 3 for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), one of the largest conservation programs in the United States.

The CRP is a program that promotes cost-share of farm land. Rental payments are made from the USDA to the producer in exchange for keeping a portion of their land dedicated to improving wildlife habitat.

Rates for the farm land are set to be 90 percent of the current rate.

The FSA temporarily stopped accepting applications due to the expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill. With the 2018 Farm Bill, producers may start submitting applications once again.

Accepted practices for this year’s signup period include practices such as grassed waterways, filter strips, riparian buffers and wetland restoration among others.

To learn more or to sign up, visit the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program’s website.