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Posted: Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:00AM

Farm Conservation Program Deadline Nears



Michigan farmers participating in the nation's largest conservation program have just one week left to renew federal agreements to be good stewards of the land. Sophia Kruszewki is with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, she says the Conservation Stewardship Program is unique in that it isn't about helping farmers avoid environmental harm, but rather about enhancing what conservation-minded farmers are already doing.

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The CSP was launched five years ago, more than 60-million farm acres nationwide have enrolled in the program through the National Resources Conservation Service. Kruszewki says the program is forward thinking of American agriculture.

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The roughly 20,000 farmers with five-year contracts up for renewal must do so by September 12 through the nearest Natural Resources Conservation Service office.

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