Conservation Stewardship Program Open for Enrollment Through Feb. 3, 2017

A major farmer and rancher funding opportunity is now available! USDA is currently accepting initial applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), a national program that rewards farmers for protecting and enhancing natural resources on their working lands.

CSP funding includes expanded options for conservation activities and an increased minimum payment to help smaller-scale producers. Contracts may include a range of practices from cover crops and rotational grazing to ecologically-based pest management.

Interested farmers should visit their local NRCS office to fill out a short form by February 3, 2017 to take advantage of this opportunity.

For more detailed information on the full CSP application process, refer to this NSAC Information Alert.

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This article was submitted by Sarah Hackney from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC).

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