Signup started Tuesday for the next general enrollment in USDA's Conservation Reserve Program.
USDA issued a release reminding farmers that CRP enrollment runs from Dec. 1 until Feb. 26, 2016.
CRP is capped at 25 million acres under the 2014 farm bill. The program has been scaled back since hitting 37 million acres as recently as 2007.
As of now, CRP accounts for 24.2 million acres with contracts expiring next Sept. 30 on 1.64 million acres. Farmers with land expiring from CRP are eligible to enroll that land in the Conservation Stewardship Program.
Generally, CRP acres are limited to ...