Ranking deadline for FY 2015 has not been established.
The 2015-1 ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has not been established. Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local USDA NRCS Service Center by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2015.
The 2008 Farm Bill recognized the growing interest and support of organic agriculture across the country and required the development of a transparent means by which producers may initiate organic certification while participating in a CSP contract. "The Conservation Stewardship Program's Contribution to Organic Transitioning - The Organic Crosswalk", provides an explanation of how CSP enhancements can be used to assist producers in meeting individual National Organic Program (NOP) rules while going through the transitioning period.