NRCS seeks stewardship program applications.
Byline: Journal Record Staff
STILLWATER The U.S. Department of Agricultures Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking applications from private landowners for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Through CSP, NRCS helps landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to million acres in CSP in 201. While applications for CSP are accepted year-round, applications must be received by March 2 to be considered for this funding period. Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land. CSP also encourages the adoption of technologies and new management techniques such as precision agriculture applications, on-site carbon storage and planting for high carbon sequestration rate, and new soil amendments to improve water quality. Producers interested in CSP can contact their local USDA service center or visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted.
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|Publication:||Journal Record (Oklahoma City, OK)|
|Date:||Jan 24, 2018|
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