Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-215) 40 pp

January 2020

The Fate of Land in Expiring Conservation Reserve Program Contracts, 2013-16

This report analyzes the rate at which Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands have recently been reenrolled and, further, the use to which exiting land is put after it exits the program. The acres enrolled in CRP contracts as of 2012 and set to expire over 2013-16 totaled 8.1 million acres, 7.6 million of which are tracked in this report.

Keywords: Conservation Reserve Program, CRP, conservation, land use, Farm Service Agency, FSA, expiring CRP, fate of CRP land

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