The general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program comes to an end this Friday, April 15.  Producers who want to offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up may enroll at the Farm Service Agency county office where their farm records are maintained. CRP is a voluntary program that assists farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to protect their environmentally sensitive land.

Through CRP, eligible landowners receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland. Land can be enrolled for a period of up to 15 years.