Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) are voluntary programs for agricultural landowners. Through CRP/CCRP landowners can receive annual rental payments based on the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Soil Rental Rates, and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland.

Conservation practices eligible for CRP & CCRP include:

  • Grassed Waterways

  • Field Windbreaks

  • Shelterbelts

  • Living Snow Fences

  • Filter Strips

  • Riparian Buffers

  • Wetland Restorations

  • Contour Grass Strips

  • Shallow Water Areas for Wildlife

  • Cross Wind Trap Strips

  • Marginal Pastureland Buffers

  • Duck Nesting Habitat

  • Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds

  • Restoration of Rare & Declining Habitats - Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savannas

  • Wildlife Food Plots

  • Permanent Wildlife Habitat

  • Tree Plantings

  • Establishment of Permanent Native Grasses, Introduced Grasses, & Legumes