The details of sign-up and eligibility for the Conservation Security Program were published in the Federal Register on Thursday. Sign-up for the program will begin April 18, 2008 and will remain open until May 17, 2008. The program is available in 51 watersheds which can be viewed HERE. To be eligible for CSP, a majority of the agricultural operation must be within the limits of one of the selected watersheds. Producers who have an existing CSP contract are not eligible for this sign-up.
To begin the application process producers should fill out a CSP Self-Assessment Workbook to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for CSP. Self-assessment workbooks are available in hard copy at USDA Service Centers within the watersheds, or can be downloaded HERE.
For complete details and eligibility requirements that were published in the Federal Register, click HERE.