Due to the expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill, GRP sign-ups for FY 2014 will not be held until further notice.
The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is a voluntary program that assists landowners and operators in protecting grazing uses and related conservation values on eligible private grazing, range, and pasture land. The program emphasizes support for working grazing operations; maintaining and improving plant and animal biodiversity; and protection of grasslands and shrublands from the threat of conversion to uses other than grazing. Participants choosing to enroll voluntarily limit future use of the land for a certain time frame while retaining the right to conduct common grazing practices. Landowners who can provide clear title on privately owned grasslands are eligible to participate in the easement option. Landowners and others who have general control of the acreage may submit an application for a rental contract. Eligible land includes privately owned grasslands, defined as land that contains forbs or shrubs (including improved rangeland and pastureland or shrubland) for which grazing is the primary use
For more information, contact your local NRCS office or: