2013 Agriculture Enhancement Program Applications Available - 1/25/13
posted by: Sherry Duncan
AGRICULTURE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
The West Virginia Conservation Agency and the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District are now taking applications for the Agriculture Enhancement Program. The purpose of the program is to increase farm productivity by conserving soil and making wise use of agricultural resources and improving water quality by offering technical and cost-share assistance as an incentive to implement best management practices.
The following practices are available for cost share. All practices must be completed by June 30th, 2013.
Large Animal Mortality Composting: Farmer will be eligible up to $1,000 worth of material to establish or maintain an existing compost pile.
Lime -cost share is 50% not to exceed $20 per ton for 100 acres. Cost share is for bulk lime, delivery and spreading. Current soil test needed to apply.
Stream Protection (livestock exclusion)-Cost share is 90%, not to exceed $8,000. Landowners will bereimbursed. Practices included fencing, watering systems, stream crossing, and riparian buffers.
Pasture and Hay Re-seeding: 75 % cost share, not to exceed $150.00 an acre. Producers are eligiblefor up to 50 acres. Must have soil samples to apply.
Applications will be accepted for these practices from January 28th – February 15th, 2013.
Any landowner that is interested in participating in this program should contact Barbie Elliott at the EPCD Office at 304-263-4376 ext. 3.
Agendas are available at least three days prior to the meeting and may be obtained by calling the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District office at 304-263-4376.
Concerned citizens living in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties are invited to attend and give their input on issues concerning conservation. Please contact the District Office by the Thursday preceding the meeting to be place on the agenda to speak.
All meetings are held at the USDA Service Center Conference Room located at 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, WV starting at 7 pm. unless otherwise posted.
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