The application deadline of February 3, 2023, has been announced for the USDA-NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). NRCS plans to invest up to $12.1 million for new CSP contracts in fiscal year 2023 in Illinois. CSP is a financial assistance conservation program which helps agricultural and forestland producers take conservation activities on their farm to the next level.
The variety of CSP conservation activities offered provide freedom to select enhancements or practices to help meet management goals. These improvements will help bring out your land’s best potential. CSP is for working lands including cropland, pastureland, and nonindustrial private forest land and helps producers build on existing conservation efforts while strengthening their entire operation.
CSP participants will receive an annual land use payment for operation-level environmental benefits, in addition to payments for practices and activities completed throughout the 5-year contract.
White County SWCD and NRCS encourage producers and landowners to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Applications submitted by February 3 will be considered for 2023 funding. For further information or application assistance, please contact the office in the USDA Service Center at 618-382-2213, Ext. 3.