Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
CRP is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). 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. Contracts for land enrolled in CRP are 10-15 years in length. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat. Visit the USDA website or contact the FSA/NRCS office for more information.
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
MN CREP is a voluntary, federal-state funded natural resource conservation program that uses a sciencebased approach to target environmentally sensitive land.
Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat. Visit the NRCS website or contact the NRCS office for more information.
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
CSP helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance - the higher the performance, the higher the payment. Visit the NRCS website or contact the NRCS office for more information.