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2014 CSP Sign-ups Announced — Over 450 Contracts Enrolled

NRCS WI recently announced 2014 sign-ups for the Conservation Stewardship Program. 473 new contracts were enrolled bringing the total number of contracts in Wisconsin up to 2700. Almost 1 million total CSP acres were attained in this sign-up period — the total reached was 991,000 Wisconsin acres.

Margaret Krome, Policy Program Director for the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, comments: “The Conservation Stewardship Program was created to reward conservation-minded farmers who were already implementing responsible farming techniques in their operations. The consistently strong CSP sign-up response from Wisconsin farmers shows that the conservation ethic that started in this great state stays true to its roots in the present day.”

Read the NRCS WI press release on the 2014 CSP sign-up: http://1.usa.gov/XGJWWO