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Cost Share Programs - Agricultural Cost Share Program (ACSP)


Cropland Conversion

A Cropland Conversion Practice means to establish and maintain a conservation cover of grass, trees, or wildlife plantings on fields previously used for crop production to improve water quality.  Benefits may include reduced soil erosion, sedimentation and pollution from dissolved and sediment-attached substances.


Maintenance Period 10 years
BMP Units Acres
Required Effects
  • Soil saved
  • Nitrogen saved
  • Phosphorus saved
  • Acres affected (planted acres)
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • ECS - 512 - Forage and Biomass Planting
  • ECS - 327 - Conservation Cover (supporting practice)
Cost Information
  • Average cost (75% or 90%)
CS2 Reference Materials
  • NC-ACSP 11 Signature Page
  • Map with BMP location, fields and roads
Additional Spot-check Requirements None

ACSP Policy Summary

Design Standards

Job Sheets


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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