Home   |   Alfa Insurance   |   Alfa Health   |   Alfa Dental   |   Alfa Realty   |   County Federations    
ALFA Farmers
ABOUT US PUBLICATIONS AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES COMMODITIES PROGRAMS NEWS & EVENTS BENEFITS & MEMBERSHIP
-> Headlines
-> Video News
-> Country Kitchen
-> Photo Galleries
-> Events

Headlines

More Headlines...
January 12, 2012   Email to Friend 

CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM SIGN-UP EXTENDED TO JANUARY 27
Julie B. Yates, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
(334) 887-4581
January 12, 2012

AUBURN, Ala, Jan. 12 -- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett today announced that the cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) ranking period has been extended to Jan. 27. Producers who maintain a high level of conservation on their land and agree to adopt higher levels of stewardship are eligible for CSP payments. 

“We want to ensure that people who want to be considered for CSP during this first ranking period have the time they need to complete their applications,” Puckett said. “CSP is a very popular program and I encourage interested producers to apply at their local NRCS office.”

CSP is offered in all 50 states, tribal lands and the Pacific and Caribbean areas through continuous sign-ups. Administered by NRCS, CSP provides many conservation benefits including improved water and soil quality, enhanced wildlife habitat and conservation activities that address the effects of climate change.

Producers are encouraged to apply for CSP throughout the year to be considered for current and future application ranking periods. Those who apply by Jan. 27 may be eligible for current available funding. Eligible lands include cropland, pastureland, rangeland and nonindustrial forestland.

A CSP self-screening checklist is available to help producers determine if CSP is suitable for their operation. The checklist highlights basic information about CSP eligibility requirements, contract obligations and potential payments. It is available from local NRCS offices and online at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/csp.

Interested landowners can contact their local NRCS office listed in the telephone book under U.S. Department of Agriculture or online at http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov. General program information is available on the Alabama NRCS website at www.al.nrcs.usda.gov/programs.


  Email to Friend More Headlines...  


e-News Sign Up | Site Map | Weather | Contact us RSS logo RSS Feed Twitter logo Follow us Facebook logo Become a Fan
© Copyright 2003 - 2010 Alabama Farmers Federation.
All Rights Reserved.