Once this year’s Conservation Stewardship Program contracts are finalized, the program will have reached a total of approximately 63 million acres enrolled nationally. It is helping roughly 48,000 farmers and ranchers across the country meet their conservation goals on working lands.
Over the last decade or more, we worked hand-in-hand with several organizations, such as the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (of which we are a founding member) to make this program a reality for farmers and ranchers who truly care about conservation.
We worked directly with farmers and ranchers to help them access the program. We listened to their concerns as they went through the process, and learned what they thought was working and not working.
With that information in hand, we developed ideas for program improvements. Then we made your voices heard with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and even members of Congress. And we won some improvements!
Once again, we are calling on farmers and ranchers. If you recently went through the latest signup (or any signup) of the Conservation Stewardship Program, please call our Farm Bill Helpline at 402.687.2100 to share your story.
Only with your help can we make the program serve the conservation goals of family farmers and ranchers.
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