When we polled our readers on whether they intended to take advantage of funding for the multiple conservation programs under the 2008 farm law, 37 percent say, “Yes,” 30 percent say, “No,” and the remaining 33 percent of respondents opt for, “It depends.”
Following is a sampling of the comments from the January Web Poll.
• “Thanks to our local NRCS, I have joined the CSP for the five-year program. It appears to be a nice reward for efforts in farming conservation and encouragement to continue.”
• “The one certainty: There is no more land being made. It is extremely important to care for what we have. I will continue to seek appropriate ave-nues to care for it as well as possible.”
• “Composted manure qualifies under WQL 14. Doesn’t seem like our NRCS district has any money though, but Obama’s gonna send it soon – right?” RCW.
• “The CSP rewards us for the practices we already have in place while giving incentive to both maintain and improve our conservation and stewardship efforts. Options range from no-cost to cost-share required. Finally a common sense approach.”
• “There are so many land leveling requests in my county that there are little or no funds left for other practices. The county boards need more education on priorities. I landformed my land out of my pocket and now can not participate in other practices that other counties approve.”
• “I would like to participate, but after last year I can’t afford the other part of ‘cost share.’”
The results of the March Web Poll question will be reported in the Cotton Farming May issue.
Web Poll Results
In January, we asked: Do you plan to take advantage of the funding for the multiple conservation programs under the 2008 farm law?
Yes — 37 %
No — 30 %
It depends — 33 %
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