|Ag Enhancement and Chesapeake Bay Program Begins - 6/1/18|
|posted by: Sherry Duncan|
Agriculture Enhancement Program
Applications will be accepted for these practices June 1st through August 24th.
Hay and/or Pasture Re-Seeding: The method of re-establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivators of herbaceous species suitable for pasture and/or hayland.
Field is ineligible if:
Hay and/or Pasture Establishment: The method of establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivators of herbaceous species suitable for pasture and/or hayland.
Lime: Assist with the maintenance of cropland, hayland, pastureland, vegetables and/or orchard.
Chesapeake Bay Program
Heavy Use Protection Area – The stabilization of areas frequently being used by livestock and/or vehicles. Can be used for the following: Livestock watering areas, livestock trail and walkways, loading and unloading areas, and post-harvest processing areas.
Cover Crops: Must follow a row crop. Producers are eligible for up to 100 acres.
Cost share rates are as follows:
Stream Protection (livestock exclusion): The permanent exclusion of animals from a stream.
Divisional Fencing and watering trough: The installation of fence to facilitated handling, movement and feeding of livestock in a pasture environment. Fence will be used for rotational grazing, it is to be used to sub-divide current grazing fields.
Cost share is up to $5,000 per FY 19 program year.
Any producer that is interested in participating in this program should contact Barbie Elliott at the EPCD office at 1-681-247-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org