What is the Conservation Reserve Program?
The Conservation Reserve Program is a land conservation program administered by Farm Service Agency.
In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality.
It's been around for awhile now - Signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1985.
CRP is one of the largest private-lands conservation program in the United States. Thanks to voluntary participation by farmers and land owners, CRP has improved water quality, reduced soil erosion, and increased habitat for endangered and threatened species.