USDA Land Retirement Programs: Status, History, and Trends. Chapter 5.2

Chapter in Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2006 Edition. Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-16) 239 pp, July 2006. Edited by Keith Wiebe and Noel Gollehon

9 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016

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Daniel Hellerstein

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Resource and Rural Economics Division

Date Written: July 1, 2006

Abstract

USDA’s primary land retirement programs are the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). Started in 1986, the CRP has retired over 34 million acres of environmentally sensitive cropland under 10-to 15-year contracts. The WRP, started in 1992, protects over 1.6 million acres of wetlands, primarily using permanent asements.

Keywords: conservation reserve program, wetland reserve program, land retirement

JEL Classification: Q24, Q28

Suggested Citation

Hellerstein, Daniel, USDA Land Retirement Programs: Status, History, and Trends. Chapter 5.2 (July 1, 2006). Chapter in Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2006 Edition. Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-16) 239 pp, July 2006. Edited by Keith Wiebe and Noel Gollehon. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2737146

Daniel Hellerstein (Contact Author)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Resource and Rural Economics Division ( email )

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