Senate reintroduces the stalled Conservation Reserve Program Improvement Act

The Conservation Research Program Improvement Act stalled last session. Senators John Thune and Amy Klobuchar have now reintroduced it.

The bill would alter the CRP by improving access to grazing, maximizing enrollment options for producers, and addressing implementation issues following the last Farm Bill.

Specifically, it would provide cost-share options for grazing infrastructure, and increase the annual payment from the $50,000 cap established in 1985 to $125,000. It would also reinstate mid-contract management cost-share payments for activities not related to grazing, and permanently establish the state acres for wildlife enhancement practice.