USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to remind farmers, ranchers and private landowners that the 2020 Classic Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) sign-up for farmers, ranchers and private landowners that applications for financial and technical assistance will be taken until May 29.
NRCS accepts CSP applications throughout the year but makes funding selections at specific times during the fiscal year. NRCS is encouraging Alabama producers and private landowners to submit their applications as soon as possible because funding is limited.
“NRCS works hard to help eligible farmers, ranchers and private landowners plan and carry out conservation practices that can benefit all Alabama’s residents by providing clean air and water, healthy and productive forests, and healthy soils. The Conservation Stewardship Program provides crucial funding to help producers carry out these practices on their agricultural land,” said Ben Malone, state conservationist for Alabama.
CSP promotes water quality through installation of conservation practices and enhancements. This program is available to eligible producers and landowners and offers financial and technical assistance to improve private lands that deliver environmental benefits, such as improved water quality and reduced soil erosion. Eligible land includes cropland, pastureland and non-industrial private forestland.
To learn more about financial and technical assistance available to help Alabama farmers and other landowners improve and protect their land, visit the Alabama NRCS website, www.al.nrcs.usda.gov.