Secretary Vilsack has announced an additional 800,000 acres to be dedicated to the CRP program for wildlife habitat and wetlands. The Department of Agriculture will accept new offers to participate under a general signup to begin December 1, 2015 through February 26, 2016.
Eligible existing program participants with contracts expiring September 30, 2015 will be granted an option for one-year extensions. Farmers and ranchers interested in removing sensitive land from agriculture production and planting grasses or trees to reduce the soil erosion, improve water quality and restore wildlife habitat are encouraged to enroll.
Please contact your local FSA or NRCS office for more details concerning the program.