CALENDAR ITEMS FOR GROWERS - Natural Resources Conservation Service - USDA


Conservation Stewardship Program

Applications Due by January 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2011 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is January 13, 2012. Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012....The program provides many conservation benefits including improvement of water and soil quality, wildlife habitat enhancements and adoption of conservation activities that address the effects of climate change. Eligible lands include cropland, pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest land and agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe... more and find state-by-state contacts 


EQIP On-Farm Energy Initiative

2012 Application Timelines
NRCS has established application deadlines where eligible applications for fiscal year 2012, will be ranked and evaluated for funding:
Application Period  Submission Deadline:
Friday, February 3, 2012

Application Period 2 Submission Deadline:
Friday, March 30, 2012

Application Period 3 Submission Deadline:
Friday, June 1, 2012

Applications submitted after these deadlines will be evaluated and considered for funding in later funding opportunities.