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Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides technical and financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address soil, water and natural resource concerns on their lands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner.  The program provides assistance to farmers and ranchers in complying with Federal, State, and tribal environmental laws and encourages environmental enhancement.  The program is funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).  CRP is administered by the Farm Service Agency, with NRCS providing technical land eligibility determination, conservation planning and practice implementation.

The Conservation Reserve Program reduces soil erosion, protects the Nation's ability to produce food and fiber, reduces sedimentation in streams and lakes, improves water quality, establishes wildlife, habitat and enhances forest and wetland resources.  It encourages farmers to convert highly erodible cropland or other environmentally sensitive acreage to vegetative cover, such as tame or native grasses, wildlife plantings, trees, filter strips, or riparian buffers.  Farmers receive an annual rental payment for the term of the multi-year contract.  Cost sharing is provided to establish the vegetative cover practices.

Farm Service Agency's Conservation Reserve Program

CRP Practice Fact Sheets

CRP SU43 Guidance

Idaho CRP Fiscal Year 2013 Contacts


Please contact the District Conservationist in the USDA Service Center nearest the location of your property. 
HOWEVER - sign-up for CRP is done through your Farm Services Agency.

Idaho NRCS CRP Program Manager: 

Eugene Schock
Phone: (208) 378-5720


Brendan Brazee
Phone: (208) 378-5722