Grassland Conservation Reserve Program Signups Open

USDA announces landowners can start registering for the program.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that private landowners and agricultural producers can now register for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) until May 26, 2023. The program allows those enrolled to still practice haying and grazing on the registered lands while promoting agrobiodiversity—helping to establish healthier soil and control soil erosion.

“Grassland CRP clearly demonstrates that agricultural productivity and conservation priorities can not only coexist but also complement and enhance one another,” said USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux. “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.”

Over three million acres were accepted into last year’s Grassland program. Currently, the total participation in the program is approximately six million acres, “which is part of the 23 million acres enrolled in CRP opportunities overall.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as he oversees conservation programs related to farming and agriculture.
  • For wisdom for Administrator Ducheneaux as he implements the Grassland Conservation Program.
  • For American farmers and ranchers as they work to produce food supply.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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