March 3, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eric Deeble
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
NSAC releases information alert for renewals and first-time enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program
Washington, DC, March 3, 2020 – Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released an information alert for farmers and ranchers interested in renewing their Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts.
This information alert provides comprehensive planning assistance for those who enrolled in CSP in 2014, 2015, or 2016 and wish to renew those contracts, as well as those wishing to enroll in CSP for the first time.
“With the first deadline coming up Friday, March 13, it is important for farmers to get started on their CSP applications if they haven’t already,” said Michael Happ, Policy Specialist at NSAC. “Farmers and ranchers have more work than hours in the day, so NSAC has put together an easy to understand, easy to use, tool they can use to write a successful renewal or enrollment for the first time.”
To renew CSP contracts (beginning 2014, 2015, or 2016), there are two deadlines:
To extend a 2015 (only) contract for one additional year: apply by March 13, 2020
For all three years, to compete for a new 5-year renewal contract: apply by March 20, 2020
To enroll in CSP for the first time:
Each state has an individual deadline beginning anytime after May 29, 2020 with most likely in June.
Check with your State NRCS Office for your state-specific details!
To see the full information alert, click here!
About the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is a grassroots alliance that advocates for federal policy reform supporting the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. Learn more and get involved at: http://sustainableagriculture.net