RCPP Critical Conservation Areas Criteria And Selection
CCA Criteria and Selection
On May 27, 2014, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the selection of the eight CCAs. The designated CCAs reflect priority regions across the country that most closely align with priorities established in the Farm Bill, including the degree to which areas:
1. Cover multiple states;
2. Contain significant agricultural production;
3. Are covered by an existing plan adopted by a Federal, State, or regional authority;
4. Would benefit from water quality or water quantity improvement; and
5. Contain producers that may have a need for assistance in meeting or avoiding a natural resource regulation.