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  • Friday Evening Tasting Event Menu – WFAN
    a Local Network Mother s Egg Scholarship Fund Calendar Conferences 2016 Annual Conference WFAN Annual Conferences WISA National Conferences News Friday Evening Tasting Event Menu This is a tentative menu proposed by Chef Nicolette Perry Some items may change depending on availability of seasonal ingredients Names of growers will be provided on site Hummus and raw vegetables French onion soup Caprese skewers Vegetarian and meat crostini Stuffed mushrooms Apple and

    Original URL path: http://www.wfan.org/friday-evening-tasting-event-menu/ (2016-04-30)
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  • 2016 Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-Up Open until March 31 – WFAN
    In order for producers to enroll in CSP under its existing structure ranking process and current conservation activities they must apply before the March 31 deadline Once a farmer or rancher s initial application is accepted by NRCS they are then scored based on current and planned future conservation activities If applicants meet acceptable conservation levels they become eligible to compete in a ranking process that determines who will receive contracts NRCS works down through the list of eligible applicants until acreage allocated to the particular state for that particular year runs out 2012 Contracts Up for Renewal March 31 is also the deadline for CSP contract holders who enrolled in 2012 to renew CSP contracts last for five years and can be renewed for an additional five years extending and building upon their previous conservation efforts and current level of stewardship Existing CSP contracts enrolled in 2012 will expire later this year if they are not renewed by March 31 Producers should act now to ensure a seamless transition into another five year contract and avoid any lapse in payments Approximately 12 million acres and 8 000 contracts are up for renewal this year Click here to see the number of contracts and acres set to expire in each state The map below shows the total number of acres that were originally enrolled in 2012 which are set to expire at the end of the year if not renewed before March 31 Acreage up for renewal by state Credit USDA In 2014 and 2015 approximately 75 percent of expiring CSP acres were renewed in the program and we at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition NSAC hope to see renewal rates that meet or exceed the first two re enrollment periods Producers should be receiving a letter from their local NRCS office very soon about the opportunity to renew your contract for another five year period Renewal applications must also be received by March 31 to ensure a seamless transition into their next contract without a lapse in payments More Acreage to be Enrolled in 2016 Compared to 2015 NRCS is able to enroll an additional 2 3 million acres in the program this year which covers nearly all 10 million acres dictated by the 2014 Farm Bill Nearly full funding is possible because CSP was not limited through the annual appropriations process In the past few years these cuts have reduced CSP acreage levels but thankfully there are no cuts this year This year s increased funding for the program is a significant opportunity to better meet the high demand from eligible CSP applicants which continues to exceed available funding As a result of this year s funding increase we expect that approximately 2 000 more producers will be able to enroll in CSP compared to last year s levels Combined with the more than 12 million acres that are up for renewal the 2016 sign up window has direct implications for more than 20 million acres of land

    Original URL path: http://www.wfan.org/2016-conservation-stewardship-program-sign-up-open-until-march-31/?full-site=true (2016-04-30)
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