NRCS has funds available for Soil & Water Conservation Program

(KLZA)-- The USDA County Service Centers are now accepting applications for the Nemaha Natural Resources District's Soil & Water Conservation Program.

Eligible activities through the program include: establishing cool or warm season grasses on cropland; establishing trees and or shrubs; installing or renovating terraces, grassed waterways, or underground outlets on cropland; Developing a planned grazing system, including cross fencing, livestock tanks,wells and or pipelines on pastureland; Grade stabilization structures with less than 5 feet of drop and no permanent pool.

Up to $8,000 is available per landowner in cost share funds. The sign-up period continues through April 15. Highest priority is given to work that can be completed between July 1 and October 1.

For more information stop by your local USDA service center's Natural Resources Conservation Service to discuss the specifics of the program.

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