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Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 80 to a low of 59 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 21 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 80 to 78 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 19 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 77 to 63 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 14 miles per hour from the southwest. No precipitation is expected.
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Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 83 to a low of 60 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 17 miles per hour from the west. No precipitation is expected.

Nearly 500 Wisconsin farmers enroll in Conservation Stewardship Program

July 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Nearly 500 Wisconsin farmers and forest landowners have successfully enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program for 2012. This is the third year that this program has been open throughout Wisconsin.

"This great response from Wisconsin farmers comes as no surprise," said Pat Leavenworth, state conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wisconsin. "Wisconsin has a strong conservation ethic and a long history of conservation, beginning in the 1930s."

"We are especially pleased that 68 beginning farmers enrolled," Leavenworth added. "These are good conservation farmers that are willing to try new ways to protect water, soil and wildlife."

In 2012, 477 farmers and forestland owners enrolled in CSP, with an average payment of $6,416 per contract. Over $3 million in payments will be made to those farm families this year, and over $15 million over the course of the five-year contract. For many farmers, CSP offers reward and recognition for the conservation they are already doing, plus a little extra incentive to try a few more or new practices. These payments will be especially welcome with the lost crops and forage due to this summer's drought.

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, is a voluntary program that offers payments to producers who exercise good land stewardship and agree to further improve their conservation performance.

CSP is available to all producers regardless of operation type, crops produced, or geographic location.

Total crop and pasture land acres enrolled in Wisconsin to date is 668,683, plus 94,383 acres of woodland (non-industrial private forestland) in over 1978 contracts.

For this signup, average payments in Wisconsin were $20 per acre for cropland, $14 per acre for pasture, and $3.70 per acre for woodland.

Payments are made annually for each of the five years of the contract.

CSP is open to small and large operations, with farms already enrolled ranging from just a couple of acres to over 3,000 acres of cropland.

For more information, visit www.wi.nrcs.usda.gov, or contact the NRCS office at the USDA Service Center serving your county.

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