CRP-Transitions Incentive Program
July 17, 2015
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) writes about a USDA program you may be interested in, particularly if you are seeking farmland or looking at options for expiring Conservation Reserve Program land.
The Transition Incentives Program (TIP) is an option for farmers and landowners enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) who both have land expiring from CRP and who intend to retire from farming that particular land. For more information on how TIP works and who is eligible to participate, check out the Grassroots Guide of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). While funding had run out for this program previously, it was restored recently in the 2014 farm bill. Most of the funds remain at this time (July). New, minority and veteran farmers have priority in funding allocations. But funds will likely run out before the next farm bill, according to NSAC. Investigate this now if you are interested using the links above.