The Conservation Reserve Program: This component of the 1985 Food Security Act is still open to participation by qualified landowners. Participation in CRP provides for farmers to be paid an annual rental fee for ten years to take highly erodible land out of row crop production and maintain a conservation cover crop. The annual rental fee for CRP land already signed up in Kentucky has averaged about 58 dollars per acre.
Rasnake, Monroe, "The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Compliance---Two components of the 1985 Farm Bill" (1988). Soil Science News and Views. 97.