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Sign-Up Open for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/08/2019

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that May 10 is the next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program applications to be considered for funding in 2019. The agency plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions this year after the 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to the program.

"CSP continues to be a very effective tool for private landowners working to achieve their conservation and management goals," said State Conservationist Angela Biggs. "It is the largest conservation program in the United States with more than 70 million acres of productive agricultural and forest land enrolled."

Offered in Wisconsin through continuous sign-ups, CSP helps agricultural producers take the conservation activities on their farm or ranch to the next level. As part of the new changes, NRCS will now accept new CSP enrollments from until 2023. It will also enrolls eligible, high ranking applications based on dollars rather than acres.

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