Homer Wilkes, State Conservationist for Mississippi, encourages producers to learn about benefits and incentives available under the proposed Conservation Security Program.
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Wilkes explains by holding public hearings and listening sessions, producers can lend valuable insight into ways the program can be modified.
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If implemented, Conservation Security Program payments are based on a three tier level, with funding beginning at $20,000 and capping at $45,000 per year. Wilkes explains qualifications for each tier.
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According to Wilkes, producers should take time to fully understand all aspects of the Conservation Security Program to ensure maximum benefit.
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Cotton and rice farmers are encouraged to comment on conservation proposals until March 2.