Eligibility Requirements

What are the eligibility requirements?

Landowners can offer eligible cropland in all or portions of 66 counties in the Highland-Pigeon, Lower East Fork White, Lower Wabash, Lower White, Middle Wabash-Busseron, Middle Wabash-Deer, Middle Wabash-Little Vermillion, Tippecanoe, Upper East Fork White, Upper Wabash, Upper White watersheds:

Highland-Pigeon Watershed: Gibson, Pike, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.

Lower East Fork White: Bartholomew, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Pike, and Washington counties

Lower Wabash: Gibson, Knox, Posey, and Vanderburgh counties

Lower White: Brown, Daviess, Gibson, Greene, Johnson, Knox, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Pike, and Sullivan counties

Middle Wabash-Busseron: Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo counties

Middle Wabash-Deer: Carroll, Cass, Howard, Miami, Tippecanoe, and White counties

Middle Wabash-Little Vermillion: Benton, Boone, Fountain, Hendricks, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and White counties

Tippecanoe Watershed: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, Starke, Tippecanoe, White and Whitley counties

Upper East Fork White: Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Rush, and Shelby counties

Upper Wabash: Adams, Allen, Cass, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties

Upper White Watershed:
Boone, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Randolph and Tipton counties

Cropland must meet cropping history criteria and be physically and legally capable of being cropped in a normal manner.

Persons who have acreage under an existing CRP contract or an approved offer with a contract pending are ineligible for CREP on that acreage until that contract expires.

Other requirements may also apply. Interested producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for specific information regarding their eligibility for CREP.

When is the sign up and how long does land remain under contract?

Sign up for the Indiana CREP began July 18, 2005 and will continue until enrollment goals are attained. Land enrolled in the program remains under contract for a period of 14 to 15 years, as specified in the contract.

Where can I get more information?
More information on the Indiana CREP is available at local Soil and Water Conservation District offices.

CREP Leaders:

Highland-Pigeon Watershed 
Linda Powell
812.385.5033 ext. 3

Lower East Fork White Watershed
Kevin Baird
812.883.3006 ext. 107

Lower Wabash Watershed
Linda Powell
812.385.5033 ext. 3

Lower White Watershed
Don Ryan
812.254.4780 ext. 107

Middle Wabash-Busseron Watershed
Dale Walker
812.446.8986 ext. 110

Middle Wabash-Deer Watershed
Sarah Lake
765.457.2114 ext. 3

Middle Wabash-Little Vermillion Watershed
George Reger
765.482.6355 ext. 3

Tippecanoe Watershed
Chris Gardner
574.223.3220 ext. 3

Upper East Fork White Watershed
Mark Thomas
812.689.6410 ext. 3

Upper Wabash Watershed
Julie Harrold
260.636.7682 ext. 8

Upper White Watershed
Jim Norris
765.584.4505 ext. 3