USDA proposes expansion to NJ CREP

11 Jul 2024, Posted by admin in News, Science and Environmental Issues, State News

The USDA has issued a proposal to expand the current Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in New Jersey.  The objectives of the revised CREP agreement are to expand the program to up to 30,000 acres of permanent vegetative cover to address nonpoint source pollution, preserve open space, and promote on-farm conservation.  The proposal would also add new eligible practices including FSA’s Hardwood Tee Planting, Establishment of Salt Tolerant Vegetative Cover and Field Windbreak Establishment.   Farmers who participate receive cost share funding to implement approved conservation practices plus an annual rental fee.


There is a 30 day comment period, closing on August 9.  A copy of the proposal can be found by clicking here.

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