Producers now have until June 14 to apply to sign up under the Conservation Stewardship Program as itâ€™s been extended from the original May 31 deadline.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide about $ 175 million for up to 12.6 million acres.
Nebraska NRCS state conservationist Craig Derickson says eligible acres to be enrolled went down a little bit due to the extension of the farm bill last December.
N-R-C-SÂ program manager John Mayberger says the conservation stewardship program has been a very popular one in Nebraska.
He says C-S-P is mainly for production ag land, crop, pasture and range land and also for non industrial private forest land. To sign up go to your local USDA â€“NRCS service center or log onto their website. ( ne.nrcs.usda.gov.)