Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Land Conservation for Environmental Health

Administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a pivotal land conservation initiative. Participants receive yearly rental payments in exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and cultivating plant species that enhance environmental health and quality. CRP contracts typically span from 10 to 15 years, aiming to restore vital land cover for improved water quality, erosion prevention, and wildlife habitat preservation. Established in 1985, CRP stands as one of the nation's premier private-lands conservation programs. Its success owes much to the voluntary engagement of farmers and landowners, driving significant strides in conservation and sustainability.

Click here to learn more about the CRP Program

The CRP Program