February 3, 2015
If you’re a farmer, or you work with farmers, you know that conserving and enhancing natural resources on farms is critical to a sustainable production system. But land stewardship takes time, energy, and resources. That’s why the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) exists.
What is CSP? How do I enroll? NSAC’s Information Alert has the answers!
CSP is an innovative program for working farms, built on the belief that we must enhance natural resource and environmental protection as we simultaneously produce profitable food, fiber, and energy. By providing comprehensive conservation assistance to whole farms, CSP offers farmers the opportunity to earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, rotational grazing, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and the transition to organic farming – while they work their lands for production.
For more information on the program and the process for signing up, check out our handy new CSP Information Alert! Farmers — this resource is for you. The Information Alert was recently updated to list all the conservation activities – both practices and enhancements – that are available in 2015, and ranks them in order of highest to lowest environmental benefit score.
NSAC has also published an updated version of our Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program. Download the comprehensive guide from our website.
Are you interested? NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!
Did you enroll in CSP in 2011?
If so, then this is the last year of your five-year CSP contract and thus you now have the opportunity to sign-up to renew your participation in the program for 2016-2020. You must apply to renew by March 31. Refer to our Information Alert for further information.