Conservation Reserve Program Reform Act
What it does
If Congress passes it, this bill would increase landowners' incentives to enroll less productive marginal farmland into USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program. By securing more longer-term agreements, the bill would help preserve habitat for wildlife and build soil carbon, which helps slow climate change. By increasing incentives to protect marginal farmland, the bill would also reduce competition for productive farmland, providing better access for new and beginning farmers. Here’s a one-page summary of the bill.
Who supports this bill?
The Conservation Reserve Program Reform Act is a bipartisan bill, which means that it has some support from both Democrats and Republicans. The bill was introduced by Senators Cory Booker and Chuck Grassley. In the Senate, this bill is referred to as S.1509 and these Senators are already supporting the bill. This bill has not yet been introduced in the House of Representatives.
Want to support this bill?
If your Senators and House Representative aren’t already on the list of cosponsors for the bill:
- Ask your two Senators to “cosponsor the Conservation Reserve Program Reform Act, S. 1509.”
- Ask your House Representative to “support a companion bill to the Senate’s Conservation Reserve Program Reform Act, S. 1509.”
If your elected officials are already supporting this bill, you can always contact them to thank them and help spread the word among your networks.
If you’d like to learn more about the Conservation Reserve Program Reform Act, you can:
- Find instructions for calling or writing your Senators (tip: enter your address)
- Track the bill’s progress on Congress.gov or GovTrack
- Learn why lawmakers are supporting this bill (Senator Grassley’s press release)
- Read the full bill text
See more bills worthy of your support in the 2023 Farm Bill.