A USDA program to conserve land while helping beginning farmers has been announced by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The program is for retiring farmers enrolled in Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, can receive incentives to transfer portions of land to beginning, disadvantaged or veteran farmers. It is called Transition Incentives Program or TIP. Vilsack reported the average age of farmers and ranchers in the US is 58 years. Also, landowners can sign up for CRP beginning today.