MFAI Releases Report Analyzing Conservation Stewardship Program in Wisconsin
In March 2016, MFAI, in collaboration with GrassWorks, Inc. and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and with significant assistance from NRCS Wisconsin, released a report which analyzed the Conservation Stewardship Program in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin CSP Farmers – Renew Contracts Now!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications to re-enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) through March 31, 2015.
Conservation Stewardship Program Serves Farmers of All Types and All Sizes
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is currently accepting, ranking, and funding applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) until February 27th. Interested farmers can apply year round, but to be considered for funding, applications should be turned in by the February deadline. The 2014 Farm Bill has authorized more than 7.5 million acres to be enrolled in the program this year – almost as much land as the states of Vermont and Delaware combined.
CSP Contract Renewal Process Has Begun — Renew Today!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will begin accepting applications to re-enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) on July 11, 2014. This renewal option is specifically for farmers and ranchers who enrolled in CSP initially in 2010.
CSP is a comprehensive working lands conservation program that provides technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers to actively manage and maintain existing conservation systems and to implement additional conservation activities on land in production. Through CSP, participants take steps to improve soil, water, air, and habitat quality, and can also address water quantity and energy conservation issues.
Spotlight on CSP Farmer Calvin Sebranek
Earlier this year, farmer Calvin Sebranek of Fancy Creek Farms, Richland Center enrolled the 800,000th acre in the USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for the State of Wisconsin. He will be receiving awards from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), highlighting his exemplary stewardship practices and years of commitment to implementing conservation in his operations.