Financial incentives under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign up make conservation buffers economically attractive.
Participants will receive annual rental payments from Clay County Commissioners (CCC) for the life of contract. These payments are based on the productivity of the 3 main soil types and average dry land cash rent.
May be eligible for a 20% rental rate incentive for riparian buffers, filter strips, grassed waterways, and field windbreaks.
Cost Share Payment
Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide cost share assistance up to 50% of the eligible cost for establishment of the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) practice.
Additional Incentive Payments
An upfront signing incentive payment (SIP) of $100 to $150 per acre (depending on contract length) for high priority practices.
A practice incentive payment (PIP) equal to 40% of your eligible practice installation cost. This is in addition to the up-to-50%-cost-share paid by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Contact the Clay SWCD Office at 218-287-2255 for information about CCRP or any other conservation questions.