The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia has announced the statewide cutoff for the fiscal year 2021 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) funding is April 2, 2021.
Georgia State Conservationist, Terrance O. Rudolph, urges all Georgia agricultural producers and landowners who wish to be considered for this year’s funding to apply.
“CSP is the nation’s largest conservation program in terms of participating land,” said Rudolph. “It’s one of our sharpest tools for private landowners working to achieve their conservation and management goals.”
Through CSP, NRCS helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation activities while maintaining agricultural production on their land. CSP also encourages adoption of new technologies and management techniques.
While applications are accepted throughout the year, those interested should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline to ensure their applications are considered for 2021 funding.
For additional information, contact your local service center or visit the Georgia NRCS website.