Natural Resources Conservation Service • 675 US Courthouse • 801 BroadwayNashville, Tennessee 37203 • Phone: (615) 277-2575 • Web: http://www.tn.nrcs.usda.govContact: Carter Harris, Public Affairs
USDA to Invest $150 Million through Conservation Stewardship Programto Help Improve Working Lands
USDA Offers Renewal Options for Producers with Expiring Contracts
Nashville TN, Feb. 4, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and Tribal working lands. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to add an estimated 10 million acres to the rolls of CSP during fiscal 2016.