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Farm and Ranch Lands Program 2012

Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

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 of the conservation easement.

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Excel.

Application Package Checklist (Entity completes) (PDF; 24 KB)
SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Entity completes) (PDF; 93 KB)
SF-424 A Budget Information Non-Construction Programs (Entity completes) (PDF; 312 KB)
SF-424B Assurances Non-Construction Programs (Entity completes) (PDF; 38 KB)
Parcel Ranking Workbook (Entity completes) (XLSX; 3 MB)
Maryland Vendor Code Worksheet (Entity completes) (PDF; 31 KB)
AD-1026 - Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification (Landowner completes) (PDF; 101 KB)
NRCS-CPA-1200 - Conservation Program Application (Landowner completes) (PDF; 294 KB)
NRCS-CPA-1200 FRPP Instructions (PDF; 11 KB)
Example of FRPP Conservation Easement Deed (PDF; 185 KB)
CCC-931 Average Adjusted Gross Income and Consent to Disclosure of Tax Information (Landowner completes) (PDF; 71 KB)

National Program Information

Additional Resources

For Archival Purposes Only

FRPP Application Information 2011
FRPP Application Information 2010
FRPP Application Information 2009


Tiffany Davis
Farm Bill Specialist
Phone: 443.482.2960

Eric Hines
Assistant State Conservationist - Programs (acting)
Phone: 443.482.2913

or your local service center