The program emphasizes conservation performance — producers earn higher payments for higher performance.
Producers interested in participating in Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)should submit applications to NRCSthroughFeb. 7, 2014.
“CSP offers payments to producers who maintain a high level of conservation on their land and agree to adopt higher levels of stewardship,” said Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Salvador Salinas. “It’s about conservation activities on the entire operation focusing on multiple resource concerns.”