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2nd Half of Ag Enhancement Program - 11/30/16
posted by: Sherry Duncan

ACCEPTING AGRICULTURE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM NOW!

Please see the program section for applications. or follow this link: http://www.wvca.us/districts/services.cfm?dis=Eastern%20Panhandle&dinitials=epcd&pageTitle=Eastern%20Panhandle%20District 

Applications will be accepted for these practices December 1st through January 13th, 2017.

Stream Protection (livestock exclusion): The permanent exclusion of animals from a stream.

  • Cost share is 90%, not to exceed $8,000.
  • Landowners will be reimbursed after installation.
  • Must have livestock in stream to qualify.
  • Practices included fencing, watering systems, stream crossing, and riparian buffers.
  • Practices must be completed by June 9, 2017.

Forage Re-Seeding (Hay and/or Pasture): The method of re-establishing adapted and/or compatible species, varieties, or cultivators of herbaceous species suitable for pasture and/or hayland. Planting dates are March 15- April 15.

  • Flat rate of $65/acre.
  • Producers are eligible up to an accumulative of 75 acres of hay and pasture.
  • Soil tests are required to apply. Test must be less than 3 years old.
    • If pH is less than 5.6 for that field it is ineligible.
    • P and K levels need to meet certain requirements: Refer to Ranking form.

Frost-seeding: An economical method of improving pasture and hay fields by broadcasting the seed on frozen ground.  Planting dates are by March 15.

  • Flat rate of $20/ac. on legume seed ONLY
  • Producers are eligible for up to 50 acres.
  • Soil test is needed to apply. Test must be less than 3 years old.
  • If pH is less than 5.6 for that field it is ineligible.

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.

  • Flat rate of $1.32/sq. ft., not to exceed $1,500 per producer.
  • Practices must be completed by June 9, 2017.

Continual Sign up 

Lime-Provide incentive for the maintenance of cropland, hayland, pastureland, vegetables and/or orchard.

  • Cost share is 50% not to exceed $20 per ton.
  • Producers are eligible up to 75 acres.
  • Soil test is needed to apply. Test must be less than 3 years old.
  • Practices must be completed by June 9, 2017.

Any producer that is interested in participating in this program should contact Barbie Elliott at the EPCD office at 304-263-4376 ext. 4 or belliott@wvca.us




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