Drought program signup announced

Friday, January 19, 2018

Carroll County Farm Service Agency announces that it will accept Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) applications from Jan. 17 to March 2, 2018. Producers can apply for ECP cost-share assistance for emergency livestock watering facilities under this signup. Eligible components include: installing pipe to an existing or newly developed source of water because primary source is inadequate; one-time connection fee to public rural water systems; storage facilities, above-ground tanks or troughs incorporated into a new or existing watering systems; developing springs or seeps for livestock water; and wells where there is no other source of emergency water available that could be developed at less expense.

Unless granted a waiver, producers must apply and be approved before beginning a practice to be eligible for cost-share assistance. Carroll County has not yet received an ECP allocation for this signup; however, producers who need emergency assistance are encouraged to apply now. Applications for ECP drought assistance under this signup will not be accepted after March 2, 2018.

Interested persons should contact the Carroll FSA office at (870) 423-2638 for details about this ECP signup.

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