USDA Programs to Conserve Sensitive Land and Help Beginning Farmers

June 4, 2014 Press Release – USDA Farm Service Agency

“Farmers, ranchers and landowners committed to protecting and conserving environmentally sensitive land may now sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Additionally, retiring farmers enrolled in CRP could receive incentives to transfer a portion of their land to beginning, disadvantaged or veteran farmers through the Transition Incentives Program (TIP).”

See complete press release here.

“CRP consists of a ‘continuous’ and ‘general’ sign-up period.  Continuous sign up for the voluntary program starts June 9.”

“The Transition Incentives Program provides two additional years of payments for retired farmers and ranchers who transition expiring CRP acres to socially disadvantaged, military veteran, or beginning producers who return the land to sustainable grazing or crop production.  Sign up will also begin June 9.”