2012 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.
Applications are taken as a part of a continuous, year-round signup.