CREP State Updates

Approved CREP Agreements
Arkansas (3)Iowa (2)Nebraska (2)South Dakota
CaliforniaKansas (2)New JerseyVermont
ColoradoKentuckyNew York (3)Virginia
DelawareLouisiana (2)North CarolinaWashington
FloridaMarylandNorth DakotaWest Virginia
HawaiiMichiganOhio (11)Wisconsin
IdahoMinnesotaOklahoma 
IllinoisMissouriOregon 
IndianaMontanaPennsylvania (3) 

CREP Agreements (by State)
Arkansas CREP

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced a $9.4 million conservation partnership with Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to restore more than 6,000 acres of hardwood tree forests and wetlands in the Cache River/Bayou Deview watersheds, located in the northeast counties of Monroe, Prairie and Woodruff. - Full Story

USDA Announces $10 Million Conservation Program in Arkansas - Full Story

USDA and Arkansas Partners Announce Added Incentives on Conservation Program to Benefit Illinois River Watersheds - Full Story

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California CREP

$24 million partnership with the State of California to enhance water quality and improve wildlife habitat, under CREP. - Full Story

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Colorado CREP

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns celebrated Earth Day by signing two Colorado Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) partnerships totaling $91.6 million that will conserve water and improve wildlife habitat. - Full Story

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar today announced that Colorado and USDA have agreed to the terms of a new Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) to help conserve irrigation water and reduce ground water withdrawal from the Rio Grande Basin. The project will enhance water quality, reduce erosion, improve wildlife habitat and conserve energy in portions of the Rio Grande watershed in Colorado. Vilsack and Salazar made the joint announcement at the 2012 Colorado Water Conservation Board Statewide Drought Conference. Full Story

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Delaware CREP

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia today announced an increase in the maximum incentive payments that private landowners can receive for participating in the Delaware Conservation Reserve Enhance Program (CREP), further strengthening the federal partnership with the state of Delaware to protect environmentally sensitive lands in the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay and Inland Bays watersheds. - Full Story

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Florida CREP

USDA and the state of Florida are launching a $153 million voluntary program to restore up to 30,000 acres of environmentally sensitive Florida land, including the Everglades.- Full Story

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Hawaii CREP

USDA and State of Hawaii Partner on Conservation Program to Improve Water Quality, Wildlife Habitat, and to Restore Wetlands and Native Forests -Full Story

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Idaho CREP

The Idaho Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer CREP targets the enrollment of up to 100,000 acres of eligible irrigated cropland to reduce irrigation water use, increase water quality, reduce soil erosion and sedimentation and increase wildlife populations. - Full Story

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Illinois CREP

United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Scherrie Giamanco and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today announced a significant expansion of Illinois' Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), a federal, state, and local conservation program addresses targeted agriculture-related environmental concern. - Full Story

USDA and state of Illinois expand highly successful Illinois CREP by 32,000 acres. - Full Story

  • Expanded Program Fact Sheet
  • Expanded Program Questions and Answers

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Indiana CREP

Indiana Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Expanded - Full Story

The Indiana CREP targets the enrollment of 7,000 acres in the Highland/Pigeon, Tippecanoe and Upper White River watersheds where sediment, nutrients, pesticides and herbicides run off from agricultural land. Landowners can offer eligible cropland and marginal pastureland in these watersheds. - Full Story

  • Questions and Answers

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Iowa CREP

USDA and the State of Iowa will launch a $40 million program to address water quality issues related to excess nitrogen impacting water quality in 37 counties in North Central Iowa. - Full Story

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Kansas CREP

USDA and Kansas Partner on 20,000-Acre Conservation Project to Enhance Upper Arkansas River - Full Story

Kansas Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Enrollment Expanded Incentives Increased - Full Story

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Kentucky CREP

USDA and Kentucky Join Together in $100 Million Dollar Conservation Program - Full Story

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Louisiana CREP

Secretary announces the signing of the Louisiana Lower Ouachita River Basin CREP. The Louisiana CREP, which targets the enrollment of 50,000 acres in the Bayou Macon and Boeuf River Watersheds, will improve water quality in two major Louisiana watersheds.

New Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Agreement, LA CREP II, Signed for Louisiana Coastal Prairie - Full Story

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Maryland CREP

USDA and Maryland, in cooperation with other Federal, State, and local authorities, take action to help reduce the occurrence of runoff, sediment, and nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay and to promote enhanced wildlife habitats. -

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Michigan CREP

USDA and Michigan have agreed on a plan to implement CREP to improve the water quality of Macatawa, River Raisin, and Saginaw Bay Watershed and many of the streams and rivers that feed into these bodies of water. - Full Story

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Minnesota CREP

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program supports the State's goal to make the Minnesota River clean enough for people to fish and swim in it by the year 2002. It provides for the enrollment of 190,000 acres of land through the year 2002. A CREP agreement was signed by Deputy Secretary Rominger and Governor Carlson in Bloomington, Minnesota, on February 19, 1998.

  • Fact Sheet
  • MN View map of MN CREP area

The CREP - Minnesota II agreement will help improve water quality and wildlife habitat on 120,000 acres in three watersheds of the State. -

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Missouri CREP

USDA and Missouri join to protect Missouri’s drinking water and environment, under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). The program will reduce pollution of streams and reservoirs that supply water to more than 375,000 Missouri residents - Full Story

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Montana CREP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Montana recently finalized changes to the provisions of the Missouri and Madison River Corridor Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). - Full Story

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Nebraska CREP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the state of Nebraska have agreed to expand the eligible land available to enroll in the Platte-Republican Resources Area Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). - Full Story

USDA and the State of Nebraska will launch a $209 million program to address water quality and wildlife habitats in all or a portion of 37 counties in Nebraska. - Full Story

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New Jersey CREP

$100 million CREP partnership between USDA and the State of New Jersey to improve water quality of streams filtering into the Atlantic Ocean. - Full Story

New York CREP

USDA announces $10 million joint New York-Federal project to implement a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in the Catskill and Delaware watersheds of the New York City drinking water supply system. - Full Story

USDA Conservation Program to Protect Syracuse, New York, Drinking Water - Full Story

  • Fact Sheet - Skaneateles Lake Program
  • Questions and Answers: Syracuse CREP

Conservation Initiative to Protect 30 Million Watershed Acres in New York - Full Story

  • Fact Sheet - New York State CREP
  • Questions and Answers: New York State CREP

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North Carolina CREP

$275 Million to Help Restore North Carolina's Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary - Full Story

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North Dakota CREP

USDA partnership with the State of North Dakota to protect 160,000 acres of fragile farm land and improve water quality. - Full Story

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Ohio CREP

Partnership with State of Ohio to help farmers protect land and to improve the water quality of Lake Erie and 5,000 miles of Ohio streams. - Full Story

$13.2 million Upper Big Walnut Creek CREP Agreement to safeguard the Hoover Reservoir, the primary drinking water source for Columbus, Ohio. - Full Story

$207-Million Conservation Program Will Help Protect Drinking Water in Columbus, Ohio - Full Story

USDA and Partners Expand Ohio Conservation Program to Improve Lake Erie Water Quality - Full Story

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Oklahoma CREP

$20.6 million cooperative conservation partnership with the State of Oklahoma to create up to 9,000 acres of riparian buffers and filter strips. - Full Story

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Oregon CREP

$250 Million Effort to Restore Streams and Save Endangered Salmon and Trout in Oregon - Full Story

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Pennsylvania CREP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently finalized changes to the provisions of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) that will increase the acreage ceiling by nearly 20,000 acres and make all Pennsylvania CREP practices eligible for sign-up in Chesapeake Bay watershed counties.- Full Story

$200 million expansion of CREP will add 100,000 acres and 23 counties to the existing program. - Full Story

CREP agreement with Pennsylvania to improve water conditions in the Ohio River, the third largest drainage basin in the Gulf of Mexico watershed. - Full Story

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South Dakota CREP

USDA Secretary Vilsack and South Dakota Governor Rounds Agree to Improve James River Water Quality and Enhance Area Wildlife Habitat - Full Story

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Vermont CREP

USDA and the State of Vermont have launched a$2 million program to protect the 490-square-mile Lake Champlain and its tributaries.

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Virginia CREP

$91 million conservation program in Virginia to improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. - Full Story

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Washington CREP

$250 million effort to restore streams and save endangered salmon species listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act. The project area includes all streams in Washington crossing agricultural lands providing spawning habitat for the endangered salmon species. - Full Story

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West Virginia CREP

CREP Agreement launched to safeguard more than 4,000 fragile watershed acres in the State of West Virginia. - Full Story

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Wisconsin CREP

Agreement between USDA and the state of Wisconsin on a $243 million Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to protect the state's water quality and wildlife habitat. - Full Story

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