Agricultural Act of 2014 : land retirement programs, The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), The
The Conservation Reserve Program is a voluntary land conservation program established in 1985. Its long term goal is to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat through the removal of environmentally sensitive lands from agricultural production. Contracts through the Farm Service Administration (FSA) provide yearly rental payments to farmers who enroll in the program. The types of land sought out by CRP include "agricultural land prone to erosion, pasture or agricultural land that borders river or stream banks, or field magins" (USDA FSA, 2014). These ...
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