The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Wisconsin is processing $28,637,057 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. In Wisconsin, 14,657 landowners will receive compensation for 195,482 acres enrolled in CRP.
CRP is a voluntary program that contracts with agricultural producers so that environmentally sensitive agricultural land is not farmed or ranched, but instead is used for conservation benefits. Participants establish long-term, resource-conserving plant species to control soil erosion, improve water quality and develop wildlife habitat. In return, FSA provides rental payments and cost-share assistance.
To learn more about USDA programs or locate your FSA county office, visit farmers.gov.