This week’s cotton newsline is 5 cuts. All cuts are Bruce Knight, former chief of the National Resources Conservation Service.
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There are a lot of programs and options offered by USDA to assist cotton farmers. Former Chief of the National Resources Conservation Service, Bruce Knight, helps explain the many USDA administered conservation programs within the Farm Bill.
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Knight says each program has a separate and distinct payment limit.
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According to Knight USDA is required to offer these programs to all people regardless of acreage.
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Knight says a conservation plan can improve your odds of getting a contract.
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Knight points out that the NRCS key partners in carrying out these conservation programs are the National Association of Conservation Districts.
Producers who are interested in accessing these programs should contact their local NRCS office and discuss the development of a conservation plan for their operation.