Sorry! When we first scheduled the program the final regs were supposed to
be out in September!
The word I hear (not official) is that final CRP regs will be promulgated on
January 7 and the next periodic sign up for CRP will be announced on that
The regs do not become final-final until 60 days after the
agency finalizes which gives the Congress 60 days to review the final regs.
This means final-final regs will not be in effect till March 7 or so. If
USDA follows this scenario they are willing to gamble that Congress will not
have any problems with the final regs and are going ahead with CRP sign-up
with out final regs being formally in place.