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USDA/FSA RIN: 0560-AI30 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 
Abstract:

The interim rule implemented changes to Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) required by the 2014 Farm Bill. CRP assists producers to conserve and improve soil, water, and wildlife resources by converting highly erodible and other environmentally sensitive acreage to a long-term vegetative cover. The 2014 Farm Bill required changes included providing an "early out" for contract cancellations in 2015, removing the requirement for a payment reduction for emergency haying and grazing, and allowing non-cropland (grasslands) in CRP. CRP is a Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The final rulemaking publication for this initiative will address issues in response to the public comments submitted in response to the interim rule.

 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1410   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3831 to 3835   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  07/15/2014  79 FR 41247   
Notice Comment Period End  09/08/2014 
Notice  12/23/2014  79 FR 76952   
Notice Comment Period End  02/15/2015 
Notice - Record of Decision  06/18/2015  80 FR 34883   
Interim Final Rule  07/16/2015  80 FR 41987   
Interim Final Rule Effective  07/16/2015 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  09/14/2015 
Final Rule  08/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL: regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Deirdre Holder
Team Lead, Regulatory Analysis and Paperwork Requirements Team
Department of Agriculture
Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-0572
Phone:202 205-5851
Email: deirdre.holder@usda.gov