Signup planned for drought relief
The Morgan County FSA office will accept applications for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program beginning Aug. 13 and continuing through Aug. 31. This signup is for farmers and ranchers who incurred damages due to drought, beginning Jan. 1.
The program may help eligible farmers supply emergency water for livestock, including confined livestock and poultry, and also supply emergency water for existing irrigation systems serving orchards and vineyards.
A producer qualifying for ECP assistance may receive cost shares not to exceed 75 percent of the cost of installing eligible temporary measures. Cost-sharing for permanent measures is based on 50 percent of the total eligible cost.