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Conservation Stewardship Program informational meetings set for Sept. 1 in Henning, Perham

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The Natural Resource Conservation Service's Perham Field Office invites area Farmers to attend one of the two public informational meetings to be held at the following locations on Tuesday, Sept. 1:

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• Henning Community Center at 1:30 p.m.

• Perham Area Community Center at 10 a.m.

The Conservation Stewardship Program sign up is under way and continues until Sept. 30. CSP encourages agricultural and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation activities and to adopt additional ones on their operations. CSP is a new voluntary conservation program that provides potential financial and technical assistance to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land.

To be eligible for CSP, the applicant must:

• Be the operator of a 2010 farm according to FSA records.

• Have documented control of land

• Be in compliance with USDA's wetland and highly erodible land rules

• Be in compliance with Adjusted Gross Income provisions

The informational meetings are intended to provide operators with enough details about CSP to assist with the application process. NRCS also has a web site for CSP, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/new_csp.

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