Conservation Stewardship Program Signup Deadline

The deadline to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is May 10.

The CSP is a program of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). It pays farmers and ranchers for conservation practices on working lands.

“Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals,” reads the program website.

“We can help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing plan that will improve your forage base, implement no-till to reduce erosion or manage forested areas in a way that benefits wildlife habitat.”

The signup process for CSP is simple. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition makes it even easier to navigate, with a free information alert to help applicants sign up.

Producers with existing CSP contracts from 2014 are eligible for a one-year extension and should contact the nearest NRCS office for more information.

Sign up for CSP.

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