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The Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) helps landowners restore and protect wetlands on agricultural lands through voluntary easements.
It would cut more than half a billion dollars from the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), and the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) relative to the direct spending levels provided by the 2008 Farm Bill.
Department of Agriculture's Wetland Reserve Program have been effective in stemming the tide of wetlands loss, the nation is still losing upwards of 50,000 wetland acres per year, according to the U.
Land Area 2,262 2,262 Total Farmland 45 932 Cropland 435 431 Farmland in Conservation and Wetland Reserve Program 23 29 Woodland 74 71 Pastureland 411 397 Other Land 25 32 Farm Organization Individuals/family- run corporations 1,718,019 1,719,527 Partnerships 186,806 169,462 Non-family corporations 8,039 7,899 Others 12,436 14971 Average Farm Size (acres) 491 487 Average Operator Age (years) 53 54 Source: 1992 and 1997 Census of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, USDA, Washington, D.
The first increased the proportion of its money that FEMA could use to remove damaged structures from the floodplain; the second established an Emergency Wetland Reserve Program that allows USDA to buy out farmland behind destroyed levees that are not economical to repair.
Department of Agriculture's Wetland Reserve Program (whereby landowners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance wetlands on their own private property), have been effective in stemming the tide of wetlands loss.
Even though Defenders is pleased by the increased funding going to the Wetland Reserve Program, the administration's budget results in a net loss for key conservation programs funded through the farm bill.
Department of Agriculture's Conservation Reserve Program and Wetland Reserve Program in the Raccoon River Watershed.