CRP acreage under enrollment target

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CRP acreage under enrollment target

The director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency says the 2.8 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program are about 4 million below the enrollment target.

Zach Ducheneaux says despite Congress raising the CRP cap in the 2018 Farm Bill, there have been decreases in enrollment the past two years.  In a news release, he expressed confidence that changes to the program made this spring will reverse that trend.

Of the nearly 3 million acres, 1.9 million are enrolled through General CRP and more than 897,000 acres are through Continuous Signup.

Ducheneaux says the Continuous Signup remains open and CRP Grasslands Signup closed last week, so USDA expects to enroll more acres into all of CRP than the 3 million acres that are expiring.