Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

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Contact local FSA office

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is an offshoot of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in partnership with states, Tribal governments, and non-governmental organizations. Partners work with FSA to develop CREP agreements designed to address specific conservation challenges in targeted geographic areas. The program encourages farmers and landowners to enroll in long-term conservation contracts, removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and implementing conservation practices. Participants receive annual rental payments, cost-share assistance for establishing conservation practices, and other financial incentives.

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How to Enroll: To apply for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, producers and landowners with land in a designated CREP project area must submit an offer to their local FSA office. The offer process includes providing information about the land, conservation goals, and the desired conservation practices. Detailed enrollment instructions and deadlines are available through the local FSA office or the official USDA website.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include farmers and landowners with land in designated CREP project areas. The land must meet specific criteria related to environmental sensitivity and conservation potential. Participants must demonstrate the ability to implement and maintain the proposed conservation practices.

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Official Program Page

CREP Fact Sheet Conservation Information