USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama reminds farmers, ranchers and private landowners that sign-up for the 2020 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) ends May 29.
NRCS accepts CSP applications throughout the year but makes funding selections at specific times during the fiscal year.
“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 is a voluntary conservation program that 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, visit the Alabama NRCS website, or contact your local NRCS office.