Alternative Option for Landowners
One year before the contract is set to expire the beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher is allowed to make conservation and land improvements and/or begin organic certification.
An approved conservation plan for the land must be developed and implemented. The farmer or rancher will be provided the opportunity to enroll the land in the Conservation Stewardship Program or the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
When the CRP contract expires, the landowner/contract holder must sell or provide a long-term lease of the land (with an option to purchase) to the beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher. In return, the landowner/contract holder will receive two additional annual rental payments.
For more information contact your local Farm Service Agency office or contact Traci Bruckner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-687-2103 ext. 1016.