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Kansas NRCS Encourages Producers to Apply for NRCS CSP-NWQI ACT NOW Assistance by April 19, 2024

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NWQI priority areas are in the Soldier Creek Watershed of Nemaha and Jackson Counties and Mud Creek watershed in Marion County.

SALINA, KANSAS, Friday, March 15, 2024 ‒ The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging Kansas farmers and ranchers, located in the two priority areas listed below, to participate in the inaugural signup of Conservation Stewardship Program – National Water Quality Initiative (CSP-NWQI), a department-wide effort to support agricultural producers that are located in CSP-NWQI priority areas.  Producers in the Soldier Creek Watershed of Nemaha and Jackson Counties, as well as the Mud Creek watershed in Marion County are encouraged to apply at their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Service Center by Friday, April 19, 2024.  If the State ranking date is missed, applications will be considered for the next funding period.  

“CSP-NWQI offers a unique set of opportunities that our technical assistance and Farm Bill Programs can help address with real conservation solutions tailor fit for your farm.  Agricultural producers wishing to improve their watersheds by enhancing their operations are a natural fit for us,” Kansas State Conservationist David Doctorian said.  “Right now, it is a great time to apply for conservation assistance as we have been selected as one of three states to receive additional funding through CSP specifically for NWQI.”

To learn more about NRCS programs, producers can contact their local USDA Service Center.  Producers can also apply for NRCS programs, manage conservation plans and contracts, and view and print conservation maps by logging into their farmers.gov account.  If you don’t have an account, sign up today.

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