USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service officials say that any farmland conservation practices that have been damaged or destroyed by recent flooding may be repaired through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, reports the Brownfield Network.


According to NRCS officials, grassed waterways, buffers, structures or other practices that a producer originally installed through EQIP funding can be repaired via cost sharing. They point out that funds may be available immediately. Even if the now damaged practices were installed through other programs or without funding assistance, farmers can apply for cost sharing through the Emergency Conservation Program at FSA.

New erosion problems that have become apparent after the recent rains can be addressed through 2009 EQIP funding, which will be available late this fall. Interested producers may contact the NRCS office within USDA's Service Center for your county to collect more information.

Source: Brownfield Network