The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published an interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).
This rule will govern how CSP works on the ground for farmers. Although the CSP Interim Final Rule is effective immediately, it is open for public comments, whereby farmers, organizations and others can provide comments to the agency.
The extended deadline for public comments is Jan. 20, 2015.
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is the premiere federal conservation program designed to reward farmers for adopting and managing smart conservation practices on working farmland.