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Continuous CRP Fact Sheet

Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) High Priority Practices

Note: Information provided in this table format is brief and provides general information.  Practice limitations, minimum and maximum sizes, are subject to site specific conditions, resource concerns to be addressed, and changes in either the NRCS Kansas electronic Field Office Technical Guide (eFOTG) or Farm Service Agency (FSA) Handbook 2-CRP.

CRP Conservation Practice Number

Name

Contract Length

Signing Incentive Payment

Practice Incentive Payment

Additional Incentive

NRCS Minimum Size Requirements

FSA Program Maximum Size Requirements

CP5A

Field Windbreak

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kansas eFOTG Design Standard

Design standard for wind erosion

CP8A

Grassed Waterway

10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kansas eFOTG Design Standard

100 feet

CP9

Shallow Water Area for Wildlife

10

No

Yes

No

None

10 acre per tract

CP15A

Contour Grass Strips

10

No

Yes

No

30 feet (Legumes)/15 feet (Grass)

30 feet

CP15B

Contour Grass Strips on Terraces

10

No

No

No

Kansas eFOTG Design Standard

60 feet

CP16A

Shelterbelts

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

No

Kansas eFOTG Design Standard

2 times design standard

CP17A

Living Snow Fences

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

No

Kansas eFOTG Design Standard

Design standard for snow management

CP18B

Vegetation to Reduce Salinity

10

No

Yes

No

None

50 acres without peer review approval

CP18C

Salt Tolerant Vegetative Cover

10

No

Yes

No

None

50 acres without peer review approval

CP21

Filter Strips

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

30 feet

120 feet

CP22

Riparian Buffer

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

35 feet

180 feet

CP23

Wetland Restoration

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

None

Buffer Limited to 3:1

CP23A

Wetland Restoration Non-Floodplain

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

None

Buffer Limited to 4:1

CP24

Cross-Wind Trap Strips

10

No

Yes

No

15 feet

25 feet

CP27

Farmable Wetland

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

None

40 acres

CP28

Farmable Wetland Buffer

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

30 feet

4 times CP27 acres

CP29

Marginal Pastureland Wildlife Buffer

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

30 feet

120 feet

CP30

Marginal Pastureland Wetland Buffer

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

30 feet

120 feet

CP31

Bottomland Timber Establishment on Wetlands

14 to 15

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kansas eFOTG Design Standard

None

CP33

Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds

10

Yes

Yes

No

30 feet

120 feet, remaining cropland acres must be greater than buffer acres

CP38E

Wildlife Habitat

10 to 15

Yes

Yes

No

Variable - Contact your local Service Center

Variable - Contact your local Service Center

Practices CP1, CP2, CP3, CP3A, CP4B, CP4D, and CP10 are available within an approved wellhead protection area only.  Any additional 10 percent incentive shall be added to the weighted average soil rental rate for these practices within approved wellhead protection areas and within 2000 feet of the wellhead.

Incentive Payments

Signing Incentive Payment (SIP)

CRP-SIP is a one-time incentive payment of $10/acre for each eligible acre enrolled for each full year of the contract (CRP-1, not to exceed 10 years) made to the participants (after all eligibility determinations have been made) who enroll the following continuous signup practices:

  • CP5A - Field Windbreaks
  • CP8A - Grassed Waterways
  • CP16A - Shelterbelts
  • Cp17A - Living Snow Fences
  • CP21 - Filter Strips
  • CP22 - Riparian Buffer
  • CP23 - Wetland Restoration
  • CP23A - Wetland Restoration Non-Foodplain
  • CP27 - Farmable Wetland
  • CP28 - Farmable Wetland Buffer
  • CP29 - Marginal Pastureland Wildlife Buffer
  • CP30 - Marginal Pastureland Wetland Buffer
  • CP33 - Field Borders
  • CP38E - Wildlife Habitat
Example:

A producer enrolls 5 acres to be devoted to CP21 - Filter Strips.  The duration of the CRP-1 (contract) is 10 years.  What is the CRP-SIP payment?

5 acres x 10 years x $10 = $500

Practice Incentive Payment (PIP)

CRP-PIP is a one-time incentive payment made to participants who enroll land in CRP to be devoted to all continuous signup practices, except CP15B - Contour Grass Buffers on Terraces.

CRP-PIP is calculated as 80% of the cost-share payment made to the participant for the establishment of the practice.

Example:

As with SIP, the participant enrolls 5 acres to be devoted to a CP21 - Filter Strip.  It costs $200 per acres to establish a filter strip.  The participant receives 50% of the cost of establishment for cost share.

$200 x 5 x .50 = $500 x .80 = $400
$500 (cost-share) + $400 (PIP) = $900

SIP and PIP may not be eligible where existing CRP is being reenrolled into continuous CRP.

Additional Rental Incentive

An additional incentive amount equal to 20% of the weighted Soil Rental Rate (SRR) shall be added to the weighted SRR for the following practices.

  • CP5A - Field Windbreaks
  • CP8A - Grassed Waterways
  • CP21 - Filter Strips
  • CP22 - Riparian Buffer
  • CP23 - Wetland Restoration
  • CP23A - Wetland Restoration Non-Floodplain
  • CP27 - Farmable Wetland
  • CP28 - Farmable Wetland Buffer
  • CP29 - Marginal Pastureland Wildlife Buffer
  • CP30 - Marginal Pastureland Wetland Buffer
  • CP31 - Bottomland Timber Establishment

For marginal pastureland devoted to CP22, CP29, and CP30, the additional incentive amount is equal to 20% of the marginal pastureland rental rates.

Example:
Continuous Signup CRP Payments to Participant*

CRP Cost-Share Payment for Practice Installation**

Signing Incentive Payment (SIP)

Practice Incentive Payment (PIP)

Total

$500

$500

$400

$1,400

*This does not include the annual soil rental rate (SRR) payment that varies by county and by soil type.
**The cost-share amount will vary from county to county depending on the local county program.

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Continuous CRP Signup Fact Sheet (PDF; 86 KB)