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Producer and Land Eligibility

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Applicant: Individuals, entities, and Indian Tribes operating agricultural or private non-industrial private forest land. Prior to submitting an application the applicant must be the operator in the Farm Services Agency (FSA) farm records management system for the agricultural operation being offered for the program.

Land: The CSP contract must include all eligible and ineligible lands on an applicant agricultural operation (PDF, 982 KB), that the applicant has effective control for the life of the CSP contract, which is 5 years.

Applicants must meet the stewardship threshold for at least two priority resource concerns when they apply and agree to meet or exceed the stewardship threshold for at least one additional priority resource concern by the end of the contract.