Friday, July 27, 2018

NRCS-PA: Applications For Conservation Funding In Clinton, Centre, Lycoming Counties Due Aug. 10

The U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service-PA, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA, through USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnerships Program, has announced a second application cut-off date for fiscal year 2018 funding-- August 10.
The goal of the RCPP project is to help agricultural producers in Centre, Clinton and Lycoming Counties, Pennsylvania, improve water and air quality, build healthier soil, and achieve other environmental benefits.
Through CSP, farmers who have achieved a required level of conservation can apply for further assistance to enhance conservation on their operation by implementing additional conservation activities that help to ensure the sustainability of their entire operation.
Examples of conservation activities include continuous no-till planting, diverse crop rotations, planting multi species cover crops, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
These activities will help to promote soil organisms and biodiversity, which will improve plant productivity by improving access to soil nutrients, reducing demands for supplemental fertilizer, increasing soil water holding capacity, and protecting from drought and high-volume rain events.
Producers interested in applying should contact one of the local USDA NRCS Service Centers listed here--
-- Centre and Clinton Counties: Mill Hall NRCS Field Office, 216 Spring Run Road, Room 102, Mill Hall, PA.  570-726-3196 ext. 3; and
-- Lycoming County: Montoursville NRCS Field Office, 542 County Farm Road, Suite 204, Montoursville. 570-433-3902 ext 3.
For more information on programs, initiatives, funding and technical assistance, visit the Natural Resources Conservation Service-PA webpage.
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