South Carolina Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program
The Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) is a voluntary Farm Bill program that helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture. Eligible entities are State, Tribal, and local governments and non-government organizations that acquire conservation easements from landowners who agree not to convert their land to non-agricultural uses and to develop and implement a conservation plan for any highly erodible land. Land proposed for FRPP must meet one of two eligibility categories. This includes land that has at least fifty percent prime and unique farmland soils, and soils of Statewide and local importance, or contains historic or archeological resources.