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Agricultural Conservation Easement Program–Agricultural Land Easements

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) is a voluntary federal conservation program implemented by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that protects agricultural land and conserves wetlands. The program has two enrollment options: Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE). ACEP–ALE provides matching funds to eligible entities to buy conservation easements on farm and ranch land. This fact sheet provides information about ACEP–ALE implementation and final allocations to states by fiscal year.

Jennifer Dempsey
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
Page Numbers
Publication Date
October 01, 2019
Publication Type
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
Federal Farmland Protection Policies & Programs, Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements

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