The annual enrollment for the Conservation Stewardship Program is underway.
It's an effort that is finding much success in Minnesota. Under the program, incentives are provided to farmers to strengthen water quality and protect wildlife.
Don Baloun with the National Resources Conservation Service, says those goals are coming to fruition thanks to a variety of practices from using cover crops and nutrient management.
Nationally,enrollment in the C-S-P has now reached nearly 60,000,000 acres, but nowhere is the program more popular than in Minnesota, according to Adam Warthesen of the Land Stewardship Project.
The signup deadline is January 17th.