USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the public comment period on the Conservation Stewardship Program interim rule to January 20, 2015. In a news release, NRCS Chief Jason Weller said “This extension will provide stakeholders with additional time to comment on the CSP interim rule. At nearly 70 million acres, CSP is the nation’s largest conservation program. Input through the public comment process will help NRCS finalize a CSP rule that works for participants and continues to deliver greater conservation benefits for our Nation.” Official notice of the change can be found in the Federal Register, while electronic comments must be submitted through www.regulations.gov.
NRCS administers CSP, which helps participants improve their conservation performance. Nationwide, nearly 70 million acres have been enrolled in the program since its launch in 2009. Visit www.nrcs.usda.gov for more information on CSP.