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Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

General Signup Open January 4, 2021 – EXTENDED INDEFINITELY

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.

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
  • Updated annual soil rental rates
  • Cost-share opportunities
  • Other practices and programs

Learn the basics of CRP enrollment

Watch a video covering program basics such as eligibility requirements, enrollment steps, and what producers should know as they prepare for the General CRP sign-up period which began January 4th and has been extended indefinitely. Watch it here: www.nebraskapf.com/crp-signup

Attend a virtual Q & A session

Join us on Zoom as we discuss CRP and answer your questions.
Registration is required: www.nebraskapf.com/crp-signup

– West Region: January 19th, 12 pm MST
– Central Region: January 20th, 6 pm CST
– East Region: January 21st, 12 pm CST

CRP General Signup Fact Sheet

Continuous Signup Open Now

Producers also have the opportunity to enroll in Continuous CRP practices. This includes the Platte-Republican CREP. 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

Contact

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.