What Is CREP?
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement
Program (CREP) is a federal/state partner-
ship with a goal of enrolling 100,000 acres of
highly erodible cropland and pasture in
conservation plantings to improve water
quality and provide improved wildlife and
What Land Is Eligible?
All cropland or marginal pasture within
180 feet of a stream is eligible. Highly
erodible cropland farther than 180 feet
from a stream may also be eligible.
How Will I Benefit From CREP?
CREP pays you to put conservation cover plantings
on your land. CREP annual rental rates for non-
production are paid according to soil types beginning
at $55 per acre and going higher. You will also
receive cost-share to establish the conservation cover
and some one-time bonus payments are available for
Will My Land Be Open
To Public Access?
No, public access is not a
condition of CREP. You
maintain control of your land
except for USDA access to
inspect for contract compliance.
How Do I Participate?
Signups began June 1, 2000 and will continue
through at least 2001.
Contact your local USDA Service Center or
the CREP specialist listed on the back of this
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