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2021 USDA Conservation Reserve Program Information

The Conservation Reserve Program is a federally funded voluntary program administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency.

This program contracts with agricultural producers so that environmentally sensitive agricultural land is not farmed or ranched, but instead devoted to conservation benefits.

CRP participants establish long-term, resource-conserving plant species such as approved grasses or trees (known as “covers”) to control soil erosion, improve water quality and develop wildlife habitat. In return, the FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Contract duration is between 10 and 15 years.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has partnered with the USDA Farm Service Agency to help producers learn more about options available through CRP.

If you would like to be contacted by a conservation assistant from your local FSA county office to learn more about enrolling your land in CRP, please fill out the contact form below.

NOTE: This contact form is not an application for CRP, nor is it a binding agreement. Producers are encouraged to visit directly with their local FSA county office for more detailed information and to apply for CRP.

(If you have problems accessing the form below, please use the direct link here.)

For information about landowner programs offered by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, see our Private Lands page.