The Conservation Reserve Program: Enrollment Statistics for Signup Periods 1-12 and Fiscal Years 1986-93
by C. Tim Osborn, Felix Llacuna, and Michael Linsenbigler
Statistical Bulletin No. (SB-925) 109 pp, November 1995
This report is fifth in an ERS series summarizing CRP participation. Finds that more than 36 million acres were enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in signup periods 1-12, held during 1986-92. This acreage includes over 23 million commodity program base acres and nearly 2.5 million tree acres. Annual CRP rental payments average about $50 per acre, and annual soil erosion reductions average 19 tons per acre.
Keywords: Conservation Reserve Program, highly erodible land, long-term land retirement, supply control, production adjustment, erosion control
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