Agricultural producers and private landowners can begin signing up for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program running through May 26.
Grassland CRP is a unique working lands program, allowing producers and landowners to continue grazing and haying practices while conserving grasslands and promoting plant and animal biodiversity as well as healthier soil.
“Grassland CRP clearly demonstrates that agricultural productivity and conservation priorities can not only
coexist but also complement and enhance one another,” says Wisconsin’s FSA Executive Director Gene Schriefer. “The strength of this program lies in its many benefits — through annual rental payments, the
program helps producers and landowners produce and maintain diverse wildlife habitat, sequester carbon in the soil, and support sound, sustainable grazing. These benefits help keep agricultural lands in production while delivering lasting climate outcomes.”
More than 3.1 million acres were accepted through the 2022 Grassland CRP signup from agricultural producers and private landowners. That signup was the highest ever for the program. The current total
participation in Grassland CRP is 6.3 million acres, which is part of the 23 million acres enrolled in CRP
Learn more or apply for the program by contacting your local USDA Service Center: https://www.farmers.gov/working-with-us/service-center-locator
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