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Farmers, ranchers can renew CSP contracts | Preston Citizen

Farmers, ranchers can renew CSP contracts

July 18, 2014
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service announced 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,” said Rob Fredericksen, resource conservationist with the NRCS in Idaho.

“Participants may renew their contracts for an additional five years if they agree to complete extra conservation measures.”

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The program, overseen by NRCS, offers financial assistance to farmers and ranchers to apply conservation practices that benefit their operation and its natural resources, he said.

“We look at a landowner’s existing level of conservation and suggest practices that can take them up to the next level,” said Fredericksen.

To learn about technical and financial assistance available through CSP contact the Conservation Stewardship webpage or your local USDA service center.

For more on the 2014 Farm Bill, visit www.nrcs. usda.gov/FarmBill. 

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