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USDA Farm Bill Programs

(CRP) Conservation Reserve Program

Purpose: To establish long-term vegetative cover on highly erodible cropland or other environmentally sensitive land to improve soil, water, and wildlife.

Special Emphasis: Highly erodible land, riparian and wetland habitats and those for rare plant and animal species.

Contact Agency:
USDA Farm Service Agency

(208) 746-9886 x 2

Additional Information:
Natural Resources Conservation Service (CRP) website
Idaho Farm Service Agency website


(CSP) Conservation Security Program

Purpose: To promote the conservation and improvement of soil, water, air, energy, plant and animal life, and other conservation purposes on Tribal and private agricultural lands.

Special Emphasis: To support ongoing conservation stewardship of agricultural lands.

Contact Agency:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

(208) 746-9886 x 3

Additional Information:
Natural Resources Conservation Service (CSP) website


(EQIP) Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Purpose: To install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land to improve soil, water, air, and wildlife.

Special Emphasis: Highly erodible land, animal feed operations, riparian and wetland habitats.

Contact Agency:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

(208) 746-9886 x 3

Additional Information:
Natural Resources Conservation Service (EQUIP) website


(GRP) Grassland Reserve Program

Purpose: To restore and protect grassland, rangeland, pastureland, shrubland and certain other lands and provide assistance for rehabilitating grasslands.

Special Emphasis: Grasslands vulnerable to conversion to cropland or other uses.

Contact Agency:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

(208) 746-9886 x 3

Additional Information:
Natural Resources Conservation Service (GRP) website


(GLCI) Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative

Purpose: To maintain and improve the management, productivity, and health of privately owned grazing land.

Special Emphasis: Sensitive areas including riparian areas.

Contact Agency:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

(208) 746-9886 x 3

Additional Information:
Natural Resources Conservation Service (GLCI) website


(WHIP) Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program

Purpose: To develop and improve wetland, riparian, and aquatic wildlife habitat primarily on private lands.

Special Emphasis: Habitats for wildlife species experiencing declining or significantly reduced populations, practices beneficial to fish and wildlife that may not otherwise be funded, and identified local special concern habitats.

Contact Agency:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

(208) 746-9886 x 3

Additional Information:
Natural Resources Conservation Service (WHIP) website


(WRP) Wetland Reserves Program

Purpose: To establish long-term vegetative cover on highly erodible cropland or other environmentally sensitive land to improve soil, water, and wildlife.

Special Emphasis: Provide critical fish and wildlife habitat, improve water quality by filtering out sediments and chemicals, reduce flooding and recharge our groundwater.

Contact Agency:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

(208) 746-9886 x 3

Additional Information:
Natural Resources Conservation Service (WRP) website

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