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Indiana State Department of Agriculture

ISDA > Divisions > Soil Conservation > Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program > Approved Practices and Incentives Approved Practices and Incentives

Approved Practices

The following CRP conservation practices are approved for the Indiana CREP:

  • CP2 Permanent Native Grasses
  • CP3A Hardwood Tree Planting
  • CP4D Permanent Wildlife Habitat, Non-easement
  • CP21 Filter Strips
  • CP22 Riparian Buffer
  • CP31 Bottomland Timber Establishment
  • CP23 Wetland Restoration
  • CP23A Wetland Restoration, Non-floodplain

Practices CP2, CP3A, CP4D, CP22 and CP21 must be installed on former cropland adjacent to an eligible stream, river or water body and meet additional requirements. 

BUFFER REQUIREMENTS: 
CP2 – minimum average width of 50 feet and a maximum width of 120 feet (up to 300 feet in alluvial soils)
CP21 – minimum average width of 35 feet and a maximum width of 120 feet (up to 300 feet in alluvial soils)
CP3A, C4D and CP22 – minimum average width of 35 feet and a maximum width of 180 feet (up to 300 feet in alluvial soils)

CP23, CP23A and CP31 are not required to be adjacent to a stream, river or waterbody; however, CP 23 and CP31 are required to be located in the 100-yr floodplain.

Federal Incentives

  • Signing Incentive Payment: A one-time payment at $100/acre for CP21, CP22. CP23, CP23A and CP31.
  • Practice Incentive Payment: A one-time payment equal to 40 percent of the eligible installation cost for CP21, CP22, CP23, CP23A and CP31.
  • Cost-share Assistance: Based on a current FSA cost-share plan (flat rate or percent cost) as determined by FSA for eligible reimbursement practice establishment costs.
  • Annual Rental Payment: An annual payment for the life of the contract. The payment consists of the sum of three components:
        • Base Soil Rental Rate: Determined by calculating the normal CRP weighted average soil rental rate for the three predominant soil types using the current posted applicable local soil rental rates for cropland.
        • Incentive Payment of 40 percent of the base rental rate without regard to other incentive payments for all practices offered and eligible for CREP.
        • A maintenance fee equals to the terms of FSA national CRP directives, if applicable.

    State Incentives

    • A one-time Clean Water Indiana Incentive payment of $100/acre for CP-2, CP-4D, and CP-21.
    • A one-time Clean Water Indiana Incentive payment of $400/acre for CP-3A, CP-22, and CP-31.
    • A one-time Clean Water Indiana Incentive payment of $950/acre for newly enrolled CP-23 and CP-23A.
    • A one-time Clean Water Indiana Incentive payment of $400/acre for re-enrolled CP-23 and CP-23A.

    Incentive Chart