USDA Accepting Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program
$100 million dollars will be available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Applications are accepted all year. However farmers and ranchers should submit applications by this Friday, Feb. 27, to ensure consideration for this year’s funding.
The 2014 Farm Bill brought changes to CSP including an expanded conservation activity list that will offer participants greater options to meet their conservation needs and protect the natural resources on their land. These conservation activities, called enhancements, include cover crops, intensive rotational grazing and wildlife friendly fencing.
For more on technical and financial assistance available through conservation programs, visit USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s website at nrcs.usda.gov or a local USDA service center.