Wisconsin farmers who were the first to enroll in the USDA Conservation Stewardship Program back in 2010 may now renew those contracts. The original agreements were for 5 years, producers may extend the contracts through 2019. Renewal starts July 11th and runs through September 12th.
New enrollments will also be accepted, details are available from the USDA Farm Service Agency office.
The program provides payment opportunities for farmers who are already established conservation stewards, helping them improve water quality, soil health and wildlife habitat.
Since CSP began in 2010, more than 2,200 farmers and 830,000 acres in Wisconsin have enrolled in the program.