Federal – Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Federal – Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

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bee_flower_image_sm.jpgCRP is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. Contracts for land enrolled in CRP are from 10 to 15 years in length. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.

CRP is one of the largest private-lands conservation programs in the United States. Thanks to voluntary participation by farmers and landowners, CRP has achieved significant goals in conservation and sustainability.

CRP enrollment options include General CRPGrassland CRP and Continuous CRP (which includes CLEAR30State Acres For Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE)Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, and Farmable Wetlands Program)


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