Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Visit the Pheasants Forever website for more information about CRP signup

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a federal program overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) that pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for farmers removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and planting species that will improve environmental quality.

General CRP Signup – Open until April 7

Landowners can learn how CRP can increase their income with flexible programs that fit their land and operations by visiting their local USDA Field Office or talking with a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission or Pheasants Forever biologist. Biologists provide free one-on-one technical assistance including information on:

  • Updated annual soil rental rates
  • 3-10% incentive per acre based on practice
  • Increased cost-share opportunities
  • Additional incentives available in Berggren Pheasant Plan areas
  • Other practices and programs

Continuous Signup Open

Producers also have the opportunity to enroll in Continuous CRP practices. This includes the Platte-Republican CREP. Continuous CRP offers additional incentives that can increase payments! For more information on these practices visit your local USDA Field Office or reach out to a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission or Pheasants Forever biologist.

Continuous annual soil rental rates

Continuous Signup Fact Sheet

Learn the basics of CRP enrollment

In-person CRP meetings will be held in March, 2023 across the state. These meetings will cover program basics such as eligibility requirements, enrollment steps, and what producers should know as they prepare for the General CRP sign-up period.

View the CRP meeting schedule

Download the meeting schedule flyer

CRP General Signup Fact Sheet

CRP State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement

USDA, NGPC, and Pheasants Forever are partners in the Upland Wildlife Habitat State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) Project, a continuous CRP option to enroll agricultural land to create habitat for target species, including northern bobwhite, greater prairie-chicken, sharp-tailed grouse, and ring-neck pheasant.

  • Open to all cropland
  • Additional incentives

Nebraska Upland Wildlife Habitat SAFE Fact Sheet


View biologist contact map

To find a biologist near you, please call or visit a Nebraska Game and Parks office near you.

Your local Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist can be found here.

Your local service center and USDA Farm Service Agency office can be found here.