|Agency Name||Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)|
|Project Annual Funding Level ||varies|
|Range of Funding (Landowner) ||Cost-Share Assistance can be an amount not more than 50 percent of the particpants costs in establishing approved practices. Other incentives may apply of up to 20 percent of the annual payment for certain continuous practices only.
|Criteria for funding project ||To be eligible for placement in CRP, land must be
cropland (including field margins) that is planted or considered planted to an agricultural commodity 4 of the previous 6 crop years from 2002 to 2007, and which is physically and legally capable of being planted in a normal manner to an agricultural commodity.|
|Geographic Coverage Area||All counties in Florida|
|Description of Program||The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, you can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland.
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) makes annual rental payments based on the agriculture rental value of the land, and it provides cost-share assistance for up to 50 percent of the participant's costs in establishing approved conservation practices. Participants enroll in CRP contracts for 10 to 15 years.
Control of noxious weeds/invasive species is NOT cost-shared through CRP, but mangement of these species is required through length of contract.|
|When are landowner applications accepted?||Applications are accepted at your local county office. To find your local office, visit FSAs website at: http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/ locator/app. Producers can enroll into CRP through General or Continuous Signups. General Signup enrollment is only during designated signup periods as announced by the Secretary of Agriculture. Continuous signup enrollment is ongoing for environmentally desirable land devoted to certain conservation practices. Beginning July 23, 2012 a new Highly Erodible Cropland Initiative (HELI) will be available through CRPs continuous sign up.|
|Match Required?||Yes. Cost-Share Assistance can be an amount not more than 50% of the particpants costs in establishing approved practices.
Other incentives may apply of up to 20% of the annual payment for certain continuous practices only.|
|Target Invasive Species?||Highly erodible croplands and other environmentally significant lands|
|Any other Requirements or Eligibility?||Non-federal lands (private, state, muncipal or tribal lands) or federal lands when primary benefit is on associated non-federal lands on a limited basis. Must meet HEL/WC (highly erodible lands/wetland compliance) and AGI (adjusted gross income) requirements.|
|Agreement Required||Yes Participants enroll in CRP contracts for 10 to 15 years. |
|Permanent Contact Person||Local FSA office|
|Contact number||Varies by county|
|e-mail address||refer to web site|
|contacted last||3016-03-01 00:00:00.0|