Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for
agricultural landowners. Through CRP, you can receive annual rental
payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource
conserving covers on eligible farmland.
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) makes annual rental payments
based on the agriculture rental value of the land, and it provides
cost-share assistance for up to 50 percent of the participant’s costs in
establishing approved conservation practices. Participants enroll in
CRP contracts for 10 to 15 years.
The program is administered by the CCC through the Farm Service
Agency (FSA), and program support is provided by Natural Resources
Conservation Service, Cooperative State Research and Education Extension
Service, state forestry agencies, and local Soil and Water Conservation
For more information contact Mike Weaver, District Conservationist at
or call him at 419-337-9664.