CREP is available for eligible cropland, and for marginal pastureland along non-forested streams.
CREP is available for the Chesapeake Bay, Ohio River, and Delaware River Watersheds.
Once you set up an appointment, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) checks land eligibility (cropping history) and producer eligibility.
Next, FSA begins the offer process and completes the CRP-2C offer worksheet with applicant, and submits the form and map to NRCS.
NRCS or a Technical Service Provider will schedule a site visit with participant to discuss conservation goals, and gathers CREP practice suitability and eligibility information for FSA.
Finally, FSA will determine eligibility for the CREP offer, calculate the soil rental rate (payment per acre) and cost share to install the practice along with any other incentive rates available. FSA will notify the applicant and explain the contract details.