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Oregon County farmers can now apply for Farm Bill help now apply for Farm Bill help

Thursday, July 11, 2002

OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County farmers and ranchers can begin applying for assistance available through programs in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 or the Farm Bill.According to officials with the Oregon County Conservation Service District office at Alton, the Farm Bill contains increased funding for environmental stewardship and conservation of working lands, ensuring that land remains both healthy and productive.They said local landowners will benefit from a portfolio of voluntary assistance including cost share, incentive payments and technical assistance.Some of the conservation programs addressed in the Farm Bill include: Environmental Quality Incentives Programs; Wetlands Reserve Program; Conservation Security Program; Farmland Protection Program; Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program; and the Resource Conservation and Development Program.The conservation officials said the Farm Bill also includes new initiatives that address challenges in water quality and quantity. A new grassroots source-water protection initiative will provide for well head and groundwater protection by working with state programs.For more information or an application for assistance call 417-778-6610, ext. 101.

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