Early CRP Opt-Out Ends January 30 2015

Published on: 19:46PM Jan 16, 2015

The USDA has announced that the deadline for CRP participants to elect out of any current CRP contracts will end January 30, 2015. Under the new Farm Bill, certain CRP participants who met certain requirements were allowed to opt-out of the CRP contract early without penalty. Here is a fact sheet on those conditions.

Practices that are eligible for the early opt-out are:

CP1 - Establishment of Permanent Introduced Grasses and Legumes

CP2 - Establishment of Permanent Native Grasses

CP3 - Tree Planting

CP10 - Vegetative Cover - Grass - Already Established

CP11 - Vegetative Cover - Trees - Already Established

Based on the restrictions, there may not be that many acres eligible for the early opt-out, but if this applies to you, make sure to initiate this process before January 30, 2015.