Grassland Reserve Program sign-up

Sign-up deadline for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is June 3 at either your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office or Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office.

The GRP is designed to assist landowners and operators to protect grazing uses by conserving and restoring grassland resources on eligible private lands. The goal is to enroll 1.2 million acres nationwide.

Preference will be given to:

• Working grazing operations with an approved grazing plan;

• Land that has been historically dominated by grassland and provides habitat for animal or plant

populations of significant ecological value;

• Land which contains historical or archeological resources; and

• Land expiring from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on Sept. 30, 2013.

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