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Conservation Reserve Program

Randy Willis
Contact: Randy Willis
District Administrator
Phone: (828) 465-8950
Email Randy Willis


mapAgricultural Resources Center
1175 S Brady Avenue
Newton, NC 28658

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

The CRP is a voluntary program that offers annual rental payments, incentive payments for certain activities, and cost-share assistance to establish approved cover on eligible cropland.The program encourages farmers to plant long-term resource-conserving covers to improve soil, water, and wildlife resources. Assistance is available in an amount equal to not more than 50 percent of the participant's costs in establishing approved practices.Contract duration is between 10 and 15 years.

  Continuous CRP stream buffer on the
Perry and Carol Nixon Farm in Sherrill's
Ford.A 50 foot buffer between the
pasture and the stream was fenced
and planted to trees.
CRP trees planted in a cropland
field on the Coyte and Anne
Wike farm near Catawba.
  Wildlife conservation cover
planted on the Joyce Kirby
farm near Catawba.
Lobolly trees just planted
under the Conservation Reserve
Program on the Carl Stewart
farm near Catawba.
Call the Natural Resources Conservation Service at 828-464-1382 x 3
for more information about these programs.