USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is reminding first participants of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) they have until Sept. 12 to renew their contracts and make decisions on additional conservation activities that benefit priority natural resource issues.
More than 1,400 Iowa farmers with contracts that began in 2010 are eligible for this CSP contract renewal. About 20,000 CSP contracts nationwide will soon reach the end of their initial five-year contract period. Participants may renew these contracts for an additional five years when they agree to complete additional conservation measures.
Since CSP began in 2010, more than 58 million acres have been enrolled in the program. CSP participants boost conservation benefits by installing new conservation activities that make positive changes in soil, water, air and wildlife habitat.
To learn about technical and financial assistance available through CSP, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted or visit your local USDA Service Center.