Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches, Information and Education
Policy Target:
Agency:U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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Legal References:7 CFR 1410 - Conservation Reserve Program
Funding:USD 2153 million in FY13

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, participants can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland. CRP helps reduce water runoff and sedimentation, thus protecting groundwater and improving the condition of lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams. Acreage enrolled in the CRP is planted to resource-conserving vegetative covers, making the program a major contributor to increased wildlife populations in many parts of the country.

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