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Additional Conservation Stewardship Program Signup Deadline Announced Targeting Historically Underserved Producers

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Jason Gardner
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Release No.: 000009.22


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Additional Conservation Stewardship Program Signup Deadline Announced Targeting Historically

Underserved Producers

 

Auburn, AL., May 9, 2022  – Alabama State Conservationist, Ben Malone, with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces an additional Fiscal Year 2022 signup for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) targeting applicants who are designated as a Historically Underserved (HU) Farmer or Rancher.

The signup deadline will be Friday, June 10, 2022. Groups defined as “Historically Underserved” (HU) include: Beginning Farmer or Rancher, Socially Disadvantaged Farmer or Rancher, Limited Resource Farmenr or Rancher, and Veteran Farmer or Rancher.

NRCS offers voluntary programs to eligible landowners and agricultural producers to provide financial and technical assistance to help manage natural resources in a sustainable manner.  Through this program the agency approves contracts to provide financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns or opportunities to help save energy, improve soil, water, plant, air, animal and related resources on agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land.

CSP: CSP offers opportunities for producers to expand on existing conservation efforts by applying new conservation practices, enhancements, and bundles. These new activities will help enhance natural resources and improve the operation.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; however, selecting applications for funding is completed periodically through batching periods with specific cutoff dates. The cutoff date will be

Friday, June 10, 2022. Applications received after this date will be held and considered for subsequent funding opportunities as available funds permit.

For more information about Alabama NRCS and Programmatic initiatives, priorities, and assessment/ranking criteria, visit online at https:// www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/al/home. Additionally, visit your local USDA Service Center to determine eligibility; applicants are not eligible for USDA programs until they have ensured all Farm Bill eligibility requirements have been met. You can locate your local Service Center at https://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov.

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