NRCS app cutoff May 10

MEEKER | Colorado landowners have until Friday, May 10 to submit an application for enrollment into the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Eligible applications received after the cutoff period may be considered during a later time and will be processed throughout the fiscal year as needed. Applications are accepted at all Colorado NRCS offices and USDA Service Centers.  To locate an office near you please visit www.co.nrcs.usda.gov and select the CONTACT US link.

CSP provides voluntary financial assistance for conservation systems.  Our Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation.  Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increases crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals.  We can help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing plan that will improve your forage base, implement no-till to reduce erosion or manage forested areas in a way that benefits wildlife habitat.  If you are already taking steps to improve the condition of the land, chances are CSP can help you find new ways to meet your goals.

The NRCS office that services Rio Blanco County is located at 351 7th St. Meeker, Colo., 81641. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019.  To find out more information about CSP please visit www.co.nrcs.usda.gov and select the PROGRAMS link or contact Kendall Smith at 970-878-5628.

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