To qualify, the following criteria must be met:
|*||If damage is so costly to rehabilitate that Federal assistance is or will be needed to return the land to productive agricultural use;|
|*||If damage is unusual and is not the type that would recur frequently in the same area, affecting the productive capacity of the farmland;|
|*||If damage will impair or endanger the land.|
A producer qualifying for ECP assistance may receive cost-share levels from 50 percent to 75 percent, not to exceed 75 percent of the eligible cost of restoration measures. No producer is eligible for more than $200,000 cost sharing per natural disaster occurence.
The following types of measures may be available:
|*||EC6 -- Livestock Emergency Water|
|*||EC7 -- Pasture Recovery Critical Watershed Protection Area|
Producers who have suffered a loss from a natural disaster may contact the local FSA County Office and request assistance. Sign-ups began on July 23 and will continue through Aug. 23.
To be eligible for assistance, an application for cost-share assistance must be filed. Please call your county office for an appointment: Fulton County FSA -- 870-895-3357; Izard County FSA -- 870-368-4413.