USDA officials are pleased with state and national Grassland CRP signup figures. Wisconsin’s acting Farm Service Agency director Tyler Radke says he’s pleased to see this level of interest from conservation-minded producers, calling it a powerful program.
Wisconsin producers enrolled 703 acres in the 2021 Grassland CRP signup while retaining the right to graze, hay, or harvest seed from those acres.
Nationally, more than 2.5 million acres were enrolled in Grassland CRP this year. That doubles 2020’s enrollment and brings the total acres for all CRP signups past 5.3 million acres this year, surpassing USDA’s four-million-acre goal.