Sign-up is open for farmers and ranchers to begin the CSP application process! NOTE: This is a quicker than usual turnaround for farmers to sign up!
The initial process to apply for CSP is simple. First, before the May 10 deadline, applicants must complete and submit a short and simple application form, NRCS Form CPA 1200. This is the same, generic three-page form that is used for all NRCS conservation programs that offer financial assistance to farms and ranchers, and it is available online or at your local NRCS office. It is fairly quick and easy to fill out, though take special note of the second point below, as it has been a barrier for some producers in the past. Check out the NSAC blog for more details: http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/csp-2019/