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FY 07 Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program

FY 07 Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program | NRCS Utah

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. 

To qualify, farmland must: be part of a pending offer from a State, tribe, or local farmland protection program; be privately owned; have a conservation plan for highly erodible land; be large enough to sustain agricultural production; be accessible to markets for what the land produces; have adequate infrastructure and agricultural support services; and have surrounding parcels of land that can support long-term agricultural production. Depending on funding availability, proposals must be submitted by the eligible entities to the appropriate NRCS State Office during the application window. 

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.

Utah 2007 FRPP Ranking Criteria  (PDF, 56 KB)
FRPP 2007 Funding Announcement (PDF, 134 KB)

Link to NRCS National Farm and Ranchland Protection Program

For More Information, contact

Pedro Ramos
Phone: (801) 524-4552
Email: pedro.ramos@ut.usda.gov