Enroll in Conservation Reserve Programs now

Anna Johnson, policy manager, Center for Rural Affairs
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Farmers and ranchers with expiring contracts with the Conservation Reserve Program, or who are interested in enrolling land in the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) should take note of an upcoming deadline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture - Farm Service Agency has announced the deadline to enroll in either the Conservation Reserve Program - Transition Incentive Program (CRP-TIP) or CCRP is set for Aug. 23, 2019.

CRP-TIP is a farm bill program that seeks to support landowners and new farmers at the same time. Landowners with CRP contracts expiring this year are eligible to enroll in CRP-TIP and receive two additional years worth of payments. To enroll, they must rent or sell the land exiting CRP to a beginning, socially-disadvantaged, or veteran farmer or rancher. That farmer or rancher in turn must have a conservation plan in place for the land. CRP-TIP offers new farmers and ranchers a path to access land, and supports landowners in offering it.

CCRP offers landowners rental payments and cost-share assistance to install conservation practices such as conservation buffers or wildlife habitat on environmentally sensitive and eligible crop or pasture land.

Usually there is no annual deadline to enroll in CRP-TIP, but deadlines are set for both CRP-TIP and CCRP in 2019 to allow for farm bill required changes to the parent program, the Conservation Reserve Program, to be made in the fall.

To learn more about the CRP-TIP or CCRP, call or visit your local Farm Service Agency office today.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
4th Tuesday, 7 p.m., Laurel Airport
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Council Conference Room
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel
Monday, March 2, 2020
Mondays, 1:30 p.m., 201 1/2 E Main St.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers


How many robocalls to you get a day?

The Laurel Outlook


Click Here to Check Out Our Latest Ads

We use Google cookies to determine our demographic of visitors to our site. You can opt out here.

We also use Twitter Analytics to track clicks from our twitter feed. 

You can find all the City Council documents that we have received here.