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Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

The Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP) provides matching funds to help purchase development rights to keep productive farm and ranchland in agricultural uses. Working through existing programs, USDA partners with State, tribal, or local governments and non-governmental organizations to acquire conservation easements or other interests in land from landowners. USDA provides up to 50 percent of the fair market easement value of the conservation easement.

FY 2009 Application Information

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Excel.

Complete Application Package (PDF; 206 KB)
AD-1026 - Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification
CCC-926 - Average Adujusted Gross Income (AGI) Statement
NRCS-CPA-1200 - Conservation Program Application (PDF; 40 KB)
Application Checklist (PDF; 17 KB)
Appraisal Standards (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Parcel Workbook (XLS; 2 MB)

National Program Information

Additional Resources


Mark Rose
Phone: 443.482.2910

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