S.2978 - Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Improvement Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 05/24/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/24/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2978 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.