Are you a farmer or rancher? Or do you know a farmer or rancher? Would you like to get paid for conservation practices on your working farm? Then you should know about the Conservation Stewardship Program!
Interested farmers and ranchers have until January 13, 2012 to complete their basic application form to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).
CSP rewards farmers, ranchers, and foresters for existing conservation practices and for adopting additional practices on cropland, grassland, non-industrial private forestland and tribal lands. This program pays producers for fostering clean water, better soil management, improved habitat, energy efficiency, and other natural resource benefits.
To sign-up, farmers and ranchers need to visit their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office.