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USDA Predicts 15,000 CSP Contracts

posted on April 9, 2004

USDA sources say the agency likely will sign 15,000 Conservation Security Program, or CSP, contracts during the first two years of the program.

The first year of the CSP, around 3,300 contracts are expected to be signed. An additional 12,000 contracts are expected for fiscal 2005, which begins Oct. 1, 2004.

President Bush's budget predicts $13 billion in spending under the program over the next seven years. That figure is above the $9 billion the Congressional Budget Office forecast in its budget baseline for the next 10 years.

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