This article introduces Extension professionals to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency. CRP allows agricultural landowners to receive rental and incentive payments for entering into resource-conserving land cover contracts of between 10 and 15 years in duration. CRP is a mutually beneficial manner in which the agricultural public can contribute to the maintenance and conservation of our nation's biodiversity. Extension professionals may find CRP helpful in improving the quality of crop acreages and pasturelands within a particular jurisdiction and reclaiming agricultural land lost to soil erosion or invasive cover species.

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