FY 2016 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Information
Ranking deadline for FY 2016 has not been established.
The 2016-1 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 2016.
2016 CSP Geographic Areas (PDF, 106 KB)
2016 Conservation Program Application NRCS-CPA-1200 (PDF, 50 KB)
2016 Spanish Conservation Program Application NRCS-CPA-1200 (PDF, 54 KB)
2016 Ranking Period One Activity List (PDF, 154 KB)
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.