Agriculture
Biology
Chemistry
Coastal Science
Enviromental Science
Genetics
Paleontology
Physics
Space & Solar
Weather Terms
Other Science Terms

Other Resources:

Medical Dictionary
Computer Dictionary
Legal Dictionary
Prescription Drug Facts
Hospital Directory


Conservation Reserve Program (CRP):

A program, created in the Food Security Act of 1985, to retire from production up to 45 million acres of highly erodible and environmentally sensitive farmland. Landowners who sign contracts agree to keep retired lands in approved conserving uses for 10-15 years. In exchange, the landowner receives an annual rental payment, cost-share payments to establish permanent vegetative cover and technical assistance. The CRP reportedly has reduced erosion by up to 700 million tons per year. The FAIR Act of 1996 extends authorization to enroll land through 2002 and caps maximum CRP acreage at 36.4 million acres, its 1995 level. The Act also makes the program spending mandatory and finances it through the Commodity Credit Corporation.

More Agriculture Terms

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z



Information and definitions of the terms been taken from various reliable government publications and we have done our best to verify their accuracy. If you feel any of the definitions are incorrect or needs to be updated please contact us and we will look into it.



Copyright Science Dictionary - Scientific Definitions
2003-2006. All right are reserved.