About the Event
Keeping the C in the CRP: How Well Does the Conservation Reserve Program Work?
RFF First Wednesday Seminar
October 6, 2010
Encompassing over 30 million acres, the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is the largest land preservation program in the United States. As it generates conservation payments for more than 400,000 farms, the CRP also prompts many questions about the design and efficacy of environmental policy. How have changes in the way information is gathered and provided affected CRP operations? What do we know about the environmental impacts of the CRP? And how are conservation payments likely to fare in future farm spending debates?
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- Phil Sharp, Fellow, The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; former President, RFF
- Roberton C. Williams III, Senior Fellow and Director, Academic Programs, Resources for the Future