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Conservation Reserve Program

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Staff Contact: Jayme Arthurs, State Resource Conservationist
Phone: (302) 678-4191
Email: Jayme.Arthurs@usda.gov

The Conservation Reserve Program is an effective, voluntary approach to improving the environment using partnerships between individuals and the government. Landowners establish long-term conservation practices on highly erodible and environmentally sensitive land in exchange for 10-15 years of annual rental payments. They also receive cost-share assistance in adopting and maintaining those practices.