General signup for USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will be Jan. 4 to Feb. 12, while signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15 to April 23. Both programs are competitive and provide annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.

The upcoming signup period gives farmers and ranchers an opportunity to enroll in CRP for the first time or continue their participation for another term. Contact your local FSA office to apply.