Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Continuous CRP signup is now open. 

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

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

Learn the basics of CRP enrollment

Register for virtual information meetings or watch the video below covering program basics such as eligibility requirements, enrollment steps, and what producers should know as they prepare for the General CRP sign-up period.  For information about the CRP program and to register for a Zoom Q & A meeting, visit

CRP General Signup Fact Sheet

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


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.