Assistance for agricultural producers is available through the Conservation Stewardship program.
Any agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program or CPS. With the use of CPS the USDA plans to help private land owners build their own business while implementing good conservation practices. Having these practices will allow owners to keep the sustainability of their entire operation. CPS hopes to enroll up to 10 million acres into the program in 2018.
While applications for CPS are accepted year round, applications must be received by March 2nd, 2018 to be eligible for this funding project. Any producer who is interested in enrolling in CPS should contact local USDA service center or go to www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted.