Farmable Wetlands Program

Deadline Information:
Enrollment periods vary. Interested participants should contact their local FSA office for current enrollment opportunities and deadlines.

The Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), is part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). FWP encourages farmers and landowners to restore farmable wetlands and establish conservation practices to improve environmental health. The program targets specific areas of non-floodplain wetlands that are suitable for restoration. Participants receive annual rental payments, cost-share assistance for establishing conservation practices, and other financial incentives for the duration of their contract, typically 10 to 15 years.

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How to Enroll: To apply for the Farmable Wetlands Program, farmers and landowners must submit an offer to their local FSA office. The offer process includes providing information about the land, conservation goals, and the proposed restoration 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 suitable for wetland restoration. The land must have been previously cropped and meet specific criteria for enrollment. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for significant environmental benefits through the implementation of conservation practices.

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Official Program Page

FWP Fact Sheet Conservation Information