Through CSP, NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to eligible producers to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land. Eligible lands include cropland, grassland, prairie land, improved pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest lands, agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe, and other private agricultural land (including cropped woodland, marshes, and agricultural land used for the production of livestock) on which resource concerns related to agricultural production could be addressed. Participation in the program is voluntary.
2015 CSP Signup
CSP is offered through a continuous signup, but NRCS periodically makes funding selections. Visit your local NRCS office to apply for CSP.
Iowa farmers who apply for CSP by March 13, 2015, will receive first consideration for funding selections.
Iowa farmers with 2011 CSP contracts have until March 31, 2015, to sign an application to renew their contract.