This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council.
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USDA began issuing Conservation Stewardship and Conservation Security Program payments this month to thousands of farmers and ranchers in all 50 states to help maintain and improve the natural resources on their land. Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, says the yearly contract payments totaling $500 million are authorized under the ’02 and ’08 farm bills.
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Minnich says the Conservation Stewardship program is a voluntary program that encourages agriculture and forestry producers to address resource concerns.
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Minnich says USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service administers both programs and provides technical assistance to landowners.