Sign-up for updated CSP program slated

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2019 is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019.

The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical conservation program, which helps agricultural producers take the conservation activities on their farm or ranch to the next level.  

“CSP continues to be a very effective tool for private landowners working to achieve their conservation and management goals,” said Amanda Mathis, NRCS acting state conservationist in Louisiana. “It is the largest conservation program in the United States with more than 70 million acres of productive agricultural and forest land enrolled.”   

 

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