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NRCS: Deadline extended for CSP

USDA's National Resources Conservation Service has announced that the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program has been extended to Jan. 7. The previous deadline was Nov. 1.

The Conservation Stewardship Program is a voluntary stewardship incentives program, administered by USDA's NRCS, designed to reward farmers, ranchers, and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation, as well as for the adoption of additional conservation measures that provide multiple environmental benefits that run beyond the farm or ranch. This program pays producers for clean water, better soil management, improved habitat, energy efficiency, and other natural resource benefits.

For details, call 402-687-2100 and ask for the Farm Bill Helpline or send an email to Traci Bruckner, assistant director of rural policy at the Center for Rural Affairs, at