Who is Eligible

To be eligible for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous sign up enrollment, a producer must have owned or operated the land for at least 12 months prior to submitting the offer, except in certain circumstances.

Contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) for more information.

Eligible land for CRP includes cropland that is physically and legally capable of being cropped in a normal manner; and that has been planted to an agricultural commodity during 4 of the 6 crop years designated in current farm bill.

Eligible Conservation Practice Options

  • Filter Strips (CP-21): Strips of grass used to trap sediments, fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants before they reach streams and lakes.
  • Shelterbelts / Field Windbreaks (CP16A/5A): Rows of trees or shrubs used to reduce wind erosion, protect young crops, and control blowing snow. Provide excellent protection for buildings, livestock, wildlife, and crops.
  • Living Snow Fences (CP-17A): Help manage snow deposits by protecting buildings, roads, and other property.
  • Saline Soils (CP-18C): Management of land, water, and plants to control subsurface soil water movement and to minimize accumulations of salts on the soil surface and in the root zone of nonirrigated saline seep areas.
  • Wetland Restoration, Floodplain / Nonfloodplain (CP-23/23A): The purpose of the practice is to restore the functions and values of converted wetland ecosystems that have been devoted to agricultural use.
  •  State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) (CP38E): The purpose of the CP38E - Back Forty Pheasant Habitat conservation practice is to restore grassland habitats to the landscape to maintain and enhance ring-necked pheasant populations within Minnesota. Additional goals are to build upon existing habitats to enhance waterfowl, greater prairie chicken, and grassland bird populations. Secondary objectives include providing winter cover and a food source for resident wildlife.
  •  Pollinator Habitat (CP42): The purpose of this practice is to restore and conserve native plant communities to benefit pollinators and associated wildlife species.