As of Tuesday, July 22, 2014
About 200 Idaho landowners signed up for CSP in 2009
The Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that participants from the first year of the Conservation Stewardship Program can renew their contracts now through Sept. 12.
About 200 landowners in Idaho signed up for the Conservation Stewardship Program in 2009. Those contracts are reaching the end of their initial five-year period.
Participants may renew their contracts for an additional five years if they agree to complete extra conservation measures.
The program, overseen by NRCS, offers financial assistance to farmers and ranchers to apply conservation practices that benefit their operation and its natural resources. Conservation work aided by the program benefits working agriculture lands making positive changes in soil, water, air, and wildlife habitat.
To learn about technical and financial assistance available through CSP, contact the USDA service center in Grangeville, 983-1050.
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