What CREP Means to You

What CREP Means to You

  • Landowner maintains ownership rights to enrolled land.
  • Enrolling in CREP does not allow the general public access to your property.
  • Landowners may use the land for recreational activities such as hunting, fishing and may charge guests for these activities providing the activity does not interfere with the Conservation Plan of Operation.
  • Once the Federal contract expires trees can be harvested under the state contract if a Forest Stewardship Plan/Reforestation Plan has been written.

Examples of How CREP Works for Indiana Farmers

Conservation Program Comparison for Grassed Filter Strip

Conservation Program Comparison for Riparian Tree Planting

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still enroll in general CRP and continuous sign-up CRP?
Yes. CREP is another option under CRP that farmers may
select for their land. Applicants may still enroll eligible land
in the general CRP or continuous sign-up CRP. However,
CREP provides additional benefits not available through
general and/or continuous sign-up. For instance, CREP
payments are made at a higher effective rate.

Can I hay or graze my CREP land?
Haying and grazing are not permitted during the CRP
contract period unless FSA allows them for emergency or
managed haying and grazing purposes, if applicable, under
normal CRP rules.