The Farm Service Agency (FSA) periodically reviews and updates soil rental rates to ensure that Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payment rates are set at the minimum amount needed to attract offers for enrollment in the program, thus minimizing market distortions. FSA recently updated county-average rental rates based on 2017 National Agricultural Statistics Service Cash Rent Survey results for dryland rent estimates. Most rental rates in Eastern Washington decreased.
The 2018 rates are not appealable and affect all CRP new contracts, including CRP Grasslands, Continuous CRP and the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. For Continuous CRP offers already in process but not approved, the soil rental rate in effect when the offer was filed will be used to calculate the payment rate for that contract. For information, contact your local FSA office