|What is the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program?
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program or CREP (pronounced "krep") is a federal/state natural resource conservation program targeted to address state and nationally significant agricultural related environmental problems. Through CREP, program participants receive financial incentives from USDA to voluntarily enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in contracts of a minimum 14 to 15-years. Participants remove cropland from agricultural production and convert the land to native grasses, trees and other vegetation. CRP is authorized by the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended.
Where can I get more information about the program?
Contact the Farm Service Agency or Natural Resources Conservation Service office within your local USDA Service Center; your local Soil and Water Conservation District office; or the Ohio Department of Natural Resources/Division of Soil and Water Conservation, (614) 265-6610, www.dnr.state.oh.us. Additional information is also available on FSA's web site: www.fsa.usda.gov.