Deadline to comment on Conservation Stewardship Program is approaching
December 27, 2019 By Amie Simpson Filed Under: Conservation, Farm Bill, News
Growers have until January 13 to submit comments on the changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program.
Kevin Norton is the associate
chief with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
“We’re in the comment period, but we’re going to begin to implement off that regulation,” he says. “It’s pretty exciting and we’ll have the new things that came through the farm bill available this coming year.”
Changes to the
program include increasing payment rates for adoption of cover crop rotations, introducing
a supplemental payment for advanced grazing management, creating one-time
payment for developing a comprehensive conservation plan, and providing support
for organic and transitioning to organic.
Norton says there
has been an increase in demand in the program.
“We saw applications grow significantly in some of the Midwestern states,” he says. “So we’re seeing an increase in interest in these programs.”
CSP is the nation’s
largest conservation program in terms of participating land.
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