Conservation Effects Assessment Project

The 2012 National Resources Inventory (NRI) – Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) survey collects information from agricultural producers in the Western Lake Erie Basin and the Des Moines River Basin about farming and conservation practices on cultivated cropland. NASS representatives will visit nearly 1,500 farms in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio to collect information on farm production practices; chemical, fertilizer and manure applications; integrated pest management; and installed conservation practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CEAP?
  • Why is CEAP important?
  • How is CEAP conducted?
  • Why should I participate in CEAP?
  • Will my information be kept confidential?
  • Where can I get more information about CEAP?

Outreach Toolkit

2012 CEAP Survey Data Collection Materials

More Information

To learn more about CEAP, visit

Last Modified: 07/29/2015