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NRCS Colorado Conservation Reserve Program

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)



The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, you can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland.

The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) makes annual rental payments based on the agriculture rental value of the land, and it provides cost-share assistance for up to 50 percent of the participant's costs in establishing approved conservation practices. Participants enroll in CRP contracts for 10 to 15 years.


CRP protects millions of acres of American topsoil from erosion and is designed to safeguard the Nation's natural resources. By reducing water runoff and sedimentation, CRP protects groundwater and helps improve the condition of lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams. Acreage enrolled in the CRP is planted to resource-conserving vegetative covers, making the program a major contributor to increased wildlife populations in many parts of the country.

More information about this conservation program can be found at Farm Service Agency's Conservation Reserve Program.

Post CRP Options

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2008 Farm Bill Post CRP Options
Expiring CRP Letter
Expiring CRP Brochure
Expiring CRP Option - General
Expiring CRP Option - Continuous CRP Enrollment
Expiring CRP Option - Transition to Grazingland
Expiring CRP Option - Checklist

State Program Contacts:

Eugene Backhaus
State Resource Conservationist
Denver Federal Center
Building 56, Room 2604
PO Box 25426
Denver, CO 80225-0426
Phone: 720.544.2868

Joel Moffet
Plant Materials Specialist
Denver Federal Center
Building 56, Room 2604
PO Box 25426
Denver, CO 80225-0426
Phone: 720.544.2840