Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides technical and financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address soil, water, and related natural resource concerns on their lands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner. The program provides assistance to farmers and ranchers in complying with Federal and State environmental laws, and encourages environmental enhancement.
Click here for a CRP Fact Sheet.
Click here for Buffer Initiative Letter to Fillmore County landowners.
Click here for "Note to Producers: Conservation Buffers Still Work...Economically and Environmentally."
Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM)
The Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Program is
managed at the state level by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. It protects and improves water quality, reduces soil
erosion, and enhances fish and wildlife habitat by retiring private land from agricultural production, planting permanent native
vegetation, and restoring previously drained wetlands. Other benefits include flood control and groundwater recharge.
Click here for more information on the RIM program.
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a voluntary land retirement program that helps agricultural producers protect environmentally sensitive land, decrease erosion, restore wildlife habitat, and safeguard ground and surface water.
Click here for more information on the CREP program.