Conservation Reserve Program
Managing Agency U.S. Department of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov/
Program DescriptionThe Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. CRP reduces soil erosion, protects the nation's ability to produce food and fiber, reduces sedimentation in streams and lakes, improves water quality, establishes wildlife habitat, and enhances forest and wetland resources. It encourages farmers to convert highly erodible cropland or other environmentally sensitive acreage to vegetative cover, such as tame or native grasses, wildlife plantings, trees, filterstrips, or riparian buffers. Farmers receive an annual rental payment for the term of the multi-year contract. Cost sharing is provided to establish the vegetative cover practices.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be or have been a rancher who owned or operated agricultural land for at least a year, and whose professional experiences include(d) agricultural production or farming.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply for assistance, contact the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office nearest you using this office locator tool:
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