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Sharp County FSA holding sign-ups until Aug. 30 for ECP

Friday, August 17, 2012

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Due to the drought, the Sharp County FSA is holding sign ups through Aug. 30 for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP).

The ECP provides emergency funding and technical assistance for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by the drought. To be eligible, applicants must be agricultural producers.

Land eligibility is based on on-site inspections of damage, taking into account the type and extent of damage and if the repair would be so costly that Federal assistance is or will be required to return the land to productive agricultural use.

ECP program participants receive cost-share of up to 75 percent of the cost to implement approved emergency conservation practices, as determined by county FSA committees.

To rehabilitate farmland, ECP program participants may implement emergency conservation practices, such as overseeding fields with wheat or rye; and wells, tanks, pipeline and spring development.

For more information, contact the Sharp County Farm Service Agency at 870-994-2006, ext. 2.



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