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Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008: Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)




Hicks, Erin, author
Seidl, Andrew, author
Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, publisher

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The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is a voluntary program that assists farmers and ranchers to maintain grasslands as grazing land and prevent conversion of grassland into other uses, such as cropping or urban development. The program focuses on supporting working grazing operations, protecting grassland, and enhancing biodiversity through provision of habitat. Normal haying and grazing activities are allowed under GRP. Producers must also restore and maintain appropriate grasses, forbs, and shrubs and address resource concerns such as soil erosion. The 2002 Farm Bill established the GRP, which is administered jointly by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Farm Service Agency, and the Forest Service.


October 2008.

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Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)
Incentives in conservation of natural resources -- United States
Grassland restoration -- United States
Grassland conservation -- United States
Cropland conversion program -- United States
Conservation of natural resources -- United States
Natural resources -- Law and legislation -- United States
Contracts, Agricultural -- United States
Agricultural conservation -- United States
Agricultural laws and legislation -- United States


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