For the Antigo Times
The USDA-NRCS reminds farmers and landowners to stop into your local USDA Service Center now if you are interested in applying for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation’s largest conservation program. To be considered for FY2017 funding, applicants will need to have eligibility and submit their application by February 3, 2017. Please call or stop into your local Service Center now, to ensure staff have time to meet with you, discuss your operation, and the opportunities CSP has to offer in helping you reach your conservation goals. Find your nearest Service Center by visiting https://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app.
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.