Biden-Harris Administration should boost enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program
The new administration can take action come January 20th by:
- Immediately restoring soil productivity as an adjusting factor in rental-rate calculations
- Increasing practicing incentives that were greatly reduced in recent years
- Once again providing a cost-share for the mid-contract management of practices
- Accelerating the delayed rollout of forest management incentives
Western Landowners Alliance joined with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited, Izaak Walton League of America, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, National Deer Association, National Wildlife Federation, North American Grouse Partnership, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership to make these recommendations directly to the transition team.
WHY SHOULD I CARE?
CRP is a win for landowners and wildlife.
Since 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program has grown to be our nation’s most effective private land conservation tool. The CRP offers American farmers, ranchers, and landowners incentives to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, and create wildlife habitat through a host of conservation measures. It also offers the dual benefits of financial certainty and environmental protection—locally and miles downstream.
From weather events that prevent planted acreage and affect harvest yields to trade disruptions that complicate risk management decisions, America’s strained breadbasket needs the security provided by the CRP now more than at any point in the program’s history.
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CRP is our greatest ally in preserving habitat on private lands. Sign up below to show your support for a stronger Conservation Reserve Program—because CRP works.