Friday Is the Last Day to Schedule an Appointment with Your FSA Office to Compete in CRP General Signup

A news update yesterday from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) stated that, “Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup must make an offer of acres or schedule an appointment to do so with their local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) service center by Friday, February 28.

“The general signup – which opened in December – is available to producers and private landowners who are either offering for the first time or re-offering acres for another 10- to 15-year term in the 35-year-old USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) conservation program.

“‘Call your FSA county office today to make an appointment to sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program,’ FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce said. ‘As long as you have an appointment scheduled, your CRP offer will be able to compete in this general signup, even if the appointment is in the first week of March. This is the first opportunity for general sign up since 2016, and we want to make sure interested producers and landowners take advantage of this popular conservation program.'”

The FSA update added that, “Other CRP opportunities are also available, including, the CRP continuous signup, which is ongoing. CRP Grasslands signup runs from March 16, 2020 to May 15, 2020. In the Prairie Pothole states (Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota), producers may also be eligible to offer land in the recently announced CRP Soil Health and Income Protection Program pilot signup, which runs from March 30, 2020 to August 21, 2020 on a first come, first serve basis. To learn more about CRP, visit, which includes a webinar on the CRP general signup.”

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