USDA Issues $1.68 Billion in CRP Payments

The USDA is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners forthe 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment for land devoted to conservation purposes.

“CRP is one of the many tools that USDA offers to producers and private landowners to help best manage sensitive lands,” said Richard Fordyce, Administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency. “Lands enrolled in this program conserve soil, improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, sequester carbon, and benefit agricultural operations.”

Through CRP, farmers and ranchers establish long term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees, to control soil erosion, improve water quality, and enhance wildlife habitat on cropland. Farmers and ranchers who participate in CRP help provide numerous benefits to the nation’s environment and economy.

CRP is one of the largest private lands conservation programs in the U.S. It was originally intended to primarily control soil erosion and potentially stabilize commodity prices by taking marginal lands out of production. The program has evolved over the years, providingmany conservation and economic benefits. The program marks its 35-year anniversary this December. Program successes include:

● Preventing more than 9 billion tons of soil from eroding, which is enough soil to fill 600 million dump trucks;
● Reducing nitrogen and phosphorus runoff relative to annually tilled cropland by 95 and 85 percent respectively;
● Sequestering an annual average of 49 million tons of greenhouse gases, equal to taking 9 million cars off the road;
● Creating more than 3 million acres of restored wetlands while protecting more than 175,000 stream miles with riparian forest and grass buffers, which is
enough to go around the world 7 times; and
● Benefiting bees and other pollinators and increased populations of ducks, pheasants, turkey, bobwhite quail, prairie chickens, grasshopper sparrows, and many other birds. CRP participants with contracts effective beginning on October 1, 2020, will receive their annual rental payment in October 2021.


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