Conservation Reserve Program will continue through April 15.

Conservation Reserve Program will continue through April 15.

During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for Conservation Reserve Program's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency office.

Land currently not enrolled in the program may be offered in this signup provided all eligibility requirements are met. Additionally, current Conservation Reserve Program participants with contracts expiring this fall may make new contract offers. Contracts awarded under this sign-up are scheduled to become effective Oct. 1.

To help ensure that interested farmers and ranchers are aware of the signup period, USDA has signed partnership agreements with several conservation and wildlife organizations that will all play an active role in USDA’s 2011 Conservation Reserve Program outreach efforts.

Continuous acres represent the most environmentally desirable and sensitive land. For more information, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/crp.