Tuesday, February 24

USDA Offers Renewal Option for Expiring Contracts, Extends Deadline for General Sign-Up Applications

Baton Rouge, La. - USDA Offers Renewal Option for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts, Extends Deadline For General Sign-Up Applications. NRCS Chief Jason Weller announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a renewal option through Tuesday, March 31, 2015, for eligible agricultural producers and forest landowners with expiring Conservation Stewardship program (CSP) contracts. These producers must be willing to adopt additional conservation activities aimed at helping higher levels of conservation on their farms, forests and ranches.

USDA will also extend the deadline for general sign-up CSP applications until Friday, March 13, 2015, providing farmers, ranchers and private forest managers two additional weeks to apply for this funding round of $100 million.
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