FARM SERVICE AGENCY. Conservation Reserve Program. OVERVIEW. Goals History Agencies involved with CRP Eligibility Criteria Compliance & Eligibility Roles Getting ready for next signup Where we are today. CRP GOALS. Conserve and improve our nation’s natural resource base
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Conservation Reserve Program
- reduce soil erosion
- improve water quality
- enhance wildlife habitat
Own land 12 months before the close of signup for general signup offers
Acquired the land by will or succession
Acquired the land under circumstances other than for placement in CRP, as determined by DAFP
Producer eligibility requirements are the same as general
Owned land for 12 months before submitting the offerPRODUCER ELIGIBILITY
Planted or considered planted to an agricultural commodity during 4 of the 6 crop years from 1996 through 2001
Physically & legally capable of being planted in a normal manner to an agricultural commodity, as determined by COC
Has to meet the general requirements
Exception: The land that is enrolled in CRP as marginal pastureland does not have to meet the definition of croplandLAND ELIGIBILITYCROPLAND
Conservation Priority Areas (CPA)
Practice offered is eligible practice for continuous
Practice and acreage offered meet the program policy and size requirements for the practiceLAND ELIGIBILITY Cont.
It must meet the purpose for the practice spelled out in the practice specifications
Example: CP21 Filter Strips; the purpose for this practice is to remove nutrients, sediment, organic matter, pesticides, and other pollutants from surface runoff and subsurface flow.
Installing this practice in situations where the balance of the field is seeded to perennial cover would not meet the purpose of this practice.PRACTICE ELIGIBILITY-General and Continuous Signups-
Any Questions? practice specifications