On Monday, the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation held a south Mississippi producer round table with state conservationist Kurt Readus and staff with the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to discuss ongoing conservation programs available to farmers and ranchers in south Mississippi.

Discussions focused on what conservation programs are available for many of the commodities produced in south Mississippi, which program areas are underutilized, and what needs currently exist in the field.

Federation President Mike McCormick was pleased with the information shared at the meeting.

“We had a great discussion with Kurt and his team,” McCormick said. “We plan to host a series of outreach meetings throughout south Mississippi in the future to better educate farmers about the many programs that NRCS offers. We look forward to working with the area and local offices to get more conservation measures on the ground and to our members.”