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            RIPARIAN BUFFER                              WILDLIFE HABITAT                                     FILTER STRIP                                         WETLAND

If you are interested in CRP,
 contact Jenelle Ott by calling the office at 419-738-4016 or email

CRP Programs

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides technical and financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address soil, water and related natural resource concerns on their lands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner.   Also provides assistance to farmers and ranchers in complying with Federal, State, tribal environmental laws, and encourages environmental enhancement.  The program is funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).  CRP is administred by the Farm Service Agency, with NRCS providing technical land eligibility determinations, environmental benefit index scoring and conservation planning.


The CRP reduces soil erosion, protects the Nation's ability to produce food and fiber, reduces sedimentation in streams and lakes, improves water quality, establishes wildlife habitat, and enhances forest and wetland resources.  It encourages farmers to convert highly erodible cropland or other environmentally sensitive acreage to vegetative cover, such as tame or native grasses, wildlife plantings, trees, filterstrips or riparian buffers.  Farmers receive an annual rental payment for the term of the multi-year contract.  Cost sharing is provided to establish the vegetative cover practices.


A few practices that are part of CRP are: Wildlife Habitat, Riparian Buffers, Filter Strips and Wetland Restoration,and Windbreaks.  If you are interested in CRP, please contact the local FSA Office at 419-738-3918 or website at

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