A major farmer and rancher funding opportunity is now available! USDA is currently accepting initial applications for 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 cover crops and rotational grazing to ecologically-based pest management. Interested farmers should visit their local NRCS office and fill out a short form by February 3, 2017 to take advantage of this opportunity.
Want to learn more? Check out these useful links:
- CSP Fact Sheet
- NSAC’s initial blog post on the 2017 enrollment
- NSAC’s farmer resource-focused blog post on the 2017 enrollment
- NSAC’s Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program