Additional payment incentives will be provided through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to eligible ag producers, according to USDA. Included are practice, signing and soil rental rate incentives.

CRP participants restoring wetlands, establishing bottomland hardwood forests and creating duck nesting habitat can now receive a practice incentive payment equal to 40% of the cost of installing the practice. A signing incentive payment of $100/acre is made after the contract is approved. A soil rental rate incentive equal to 20% of the weighted average soil rental rate will be added to the annual rental payment. Visit