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Florida NRCS Announces CRP Signup

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has announced they are now accepting Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications for the fiscal year 2021. Through CSP, NRCS helps agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation activities while maintaining agricultural production on their land. CSP also encourages the adoption of new technologies and management techniques. Changes in the 2018 Farm Bill authorized NRCS to …

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Conservation Efforts Continue on Florida’s Farms, Ranches Amid Pandemic

Dan Conservation, Coronavirus, Farm Bill, Florida, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Soil, Water

(USDA/NRCS/FL) — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida continued its conservation work across the state despite a year marked with a pandemic and natural disasters. The agency helped farmers, ranchers and forest landowners implement conservation practices to help conserve natural resources and boost their bottom lines. Additionally, NRCS launched new online tools that increased the efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of crucial …

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Coalition Releases Farmers’ Guide to the CSP

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — As farmers begin to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program across the country, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released its updated “Farmers’ Guide to the CSP.” As interest grows in farming practices that protect natural resources and reduce the impact of climate change, it’s a good time for producers to explore the CSP. The coalition says this …

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March 20 is Application Cutoff for CSP Renewals in Georgia

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia is accepting Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) renewal applications through March 20. Local NRCS offices mailed contract renewal modification letters to all participants whose contracts expire this year, and the letters contain instructions on how to apply. For 2014-1 CSP contract holders, only those who extended their contracts for one year …

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Alabama NRCS Announces 2020 CSP Sign-Up

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced the 2020 Conservation Stewardship Program Classic and Renewal (CStP) sign-up for farmers, ranchers and private landowners to apply for financial and technical assistance. The application deadline for renewals is March 20, 2020 and May 29, 2020 for the classic sign-up. NRCS accepts CStP applications throughout the year but makes funding selections at …

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Deadline Nearing for Public Comments on CSP

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been seeking public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. CSP, the nation’s largest conservation program in terms of participating land, is designed to help farmers have more robust conservation activities. But they want to remind landowners the deadline to make those comments in January 13th. Here’s NRCS Associate Chief, Kevin Norton.  And Norton …

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USDA Still Taking Input on CSP Rule

Dan USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is still seeking public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. CSP, the nation’s largest conservation program in terms of participating land, is designed to help farmers have more robust conservation activities. The program provides many benefits that include increased crop yields, decreased inputs, wildlife habitat improvements and increased resilience …

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USDA Taking Input on CSP Rule

Dan USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind producers they are still seeking public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The changes include Increasing payment rates for adoption of cover crop rotations, Introducing a new supplemental payment for advanced grazing management, Creating one-time payment for developing a comprehensive conservation plan and Providing specific …

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USDA Invites Input on CSP Rule

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced it is seeking public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The program is designed to help farmers have more robust conservation activities. The rule, which is now on the Federal Register, takes effect upon publication and includes changes to the program prescribed by …

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Enrollment for CSP Grassland Conservation Initiative Ends Friday

Dan Cattle, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners the extended deadline to enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Grassland Conservation Initiative is this Friday, November 8, 2019. The program is available to producers with base acreage that has been in grass or grasslands over a nine-year period, rather than planted with commodity crops. Eligible producers may have received a …