Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) for Cotton Producers

The NCC has made available a fact sheet for cotton producers on Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA).

Published: June 15, 2010
Updated: June 15, 2010


The Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) program provides cotton producers with proven conservation technology and the delivery system needed to achieve the benefits of a healthy and productive landscape. Although the CTA program does not include financial or cost-share assistance, CTA planning can also serve as a catalyst to financial assistance and easement conservation programs provided by other federal, State, and local programs.   Cotton producers are well served to request a comprehensive conservation plan for their farming operation; this can then provide the basis for participation in other conservation programs. 


CTA is available to any group or individual interested in conserving our natural resources and sustaining agricultural production. All requests for technical assistance through the CTA program are prioritized by NRCS and the local conservation district, depending on the natural resource priorities within the state. This program does not include financial assistance. There are no fees or charges to the land user for this service.  However, since the planning process is lengthy and funding is often in shortage, a producer should request a plan early in the process.

Improving the odds:

NRCS partners on the local level with conservation districts and state conservation commissions to provide conservation technical assistance at the local levels. Contact your local USDA Service Center ( or local conservation district ( to request assistance or develop a conservation plan through CTA.