Commodity Credit Corporation May 14, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Conservation Reserve Program; Transition Incentives Program
Document Number: 2010-11595
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is amending the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) regulations to add provisions for incentives to retired or retiring owners or operators to transition land enrolled in CRP to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher for production. The Transition Incentives Program involves new and mandatory provisions for CRP authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). Retired or retiring owners or operators of land enrolled in an expiring CRP contract who sell or lease their expiring CRP land to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher for the purpose of returning some or all of the land into production using sustainable grazing or crop production methods in compliance with the required conservation plan will, if otherwise approved for the Transition Incentives Program, receive CRP payments for an additional 2 years after the contract expires if the new or socially disadvantaged farmer is not a family member.