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Conservation Reserve Program (CRP): Provides technical and financial assistance to farmers/producers to address the agricultural impacts on water quality and to maintain and improve wildlife habitat. CRP practices include the establishment of filter strips, riparian buffers and permanent wildlife habitats.

Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP): Provides technical, financial, and educational assistance to farmers/producers for conservation practices that address natural resource concerns, such as water quality. Practices under this program include integrated crop management, grazing land management, well sealing, erosion control systems, agri-chemical handling facilities, vegetative filter strips/riparian buffers, animal waste management facilities and irrigation systems.

Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP): Designed to address the restoration of previously farmed wetlands. Easements are purchased for a 10-year, 30-year, or permanent duration.

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
: Assists landowners with habitat restoration and management activities specifically targeting fish and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species.

Grassland Reserve Program (GRP): Offers landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance grasslands on their property.

Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA): Provides cost-share assistance to agricultural producers to address risk management concerns linked to water management, water quality and erosion control issues.

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP): Provides cost-share assistance and rental/incentive payments to agricultural producers for the installation and maintenance of conservation practices (buffers, filter strips) on agricultural lands that are currently cropped and located adjacent to waterbodies.