Summary: S.2978 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/24/2018)

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Improvement Act of 2018

This bill modifies and provides statutory authority for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).

CREP is a subprogram of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), under which USDA partners with states to target high-priority conservation concerns, and the states contribute funding to allow for higher CRP payments and continuous sign-ups to address the concerns.

The bill directs USDA, to the maximum extent practicable, to enroll at least 3 million acres of land in CREP by September 30, 2023.