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Volume 40 - Issue 13 - April 1, 2021

State of Kansas

Department of Agriculture
Division of Conservation

Permanent Administrative Regulation

Article 9.—KANSAS WATER QUALITY BUFFER INITIATIVE

11-9-5. Annual payments; exception. (a) Payments shall be made on an annual basis coinciding with federal payments for the purpose of providing an incentive to enroll in the CRP for 10 to 15 years, except as specified in subsection (e).

(b) Incentive payments shall not exceed the following:

(1) 30% of the total federal payment, excluding the maintenance fee for the establishment of filter strips; or

(2) 50% of the total federal payment, excluding the maintenance fee for the establishment of riparian forest buffers.

(c) All acres determined to be in an unfarmable field shall be eligible for the state incentive if the applicant agrees to establish and maintain permanent vegetative cover for the duration of the continuous CRP contract.

(d) The total state and federal payment shall not exceed $150.00 per acre unless an exception is granted by the commission.

(e) In lieu of the annual payments described in subsection (a), the director may make a single lump-sum payment for the remaining amount of any contract. Upon a participant’s receipt of a lump-sum payment, the participant shall still be responsible for meeting the requirements of all other terms and practices contained in the contract. Any failure to meet these requirements may result in termination of the agreement and repayment of all or part of any incentive payments. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 2-1915; effective Feb. 5, 1999; amended Aug. 23, 2002; amended April 16, 2021.)

Mike Beam
Secretary

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