March 31, 2022, is the deadline to sign up for 2022 Conservation Security Program (CSP) funding.
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 resource page to help applicants sign up.
Applications are accepted throughout the year, but interested producers should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline to ensure their applications are considered for 2022 funding.
For more information or to apply, contact the nearest NRCS office.