Defining the Conservation Reserve Program
Conservation Reserve Program or CRP encourages farmers to transform and maintain a healthy planting field. The short term incentive is a yearly rental payment. As mentioned by the USDA in the article they wrote titled Conservation Reserve Program: The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat. Click here if you would like to watch an informational video on CRP.
Is it possible to turn CRP land organic?
It is does not come easily, but it is possible to transform CRP land into organic with dedication. For guidance please click here.
CRP Land: is it allowed to be hayed?
It seems like it is allowed as long as you follow the rules and regulations for haying on CRP Land. Haying and grazing of CRP acreage is authorized under certain conditions to improve the quality and performance of the CRP cover or to provide emergency relief to livestock producers due to certain natural disasters. There are two types of haying and grazing authorization: managed and emergency.