Conservation Stewardship Program sign-up available for Texas rice producers

Rice producers in 12 counties in southeast Texas can submit applications until June 28 for the next funding cycle of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

This CSP is part of the efforts supported by the Lower Colorado River Authority and assisted by the USA Rice – Ducks Unlimited Stewardship Partnership. The program continually accepts applications but will evaluate and rank applications accepted by the June 28 deadline for the next funding cycle. This special sign-up is available for rice production acreage in 12 counties, including Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Jackson, Jefferson, Lavaca, Liberty, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton counties. A special emphasis is placed on Colorado, Wharton and Matagorda counties. 

Producers interested in CSP should contact their local USDA service center or visit For more information, contact Texas Rice Stewardship staff Kirby Brown at (210) 213-2805 or, and Dennis Neuman at (512) 373-5736 or


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