Applications are being accepted for the following Ag Enhancement Practices beginning July 10, 2017 - September 1, 2017. Approvals will be based on the availability of funds.
LIME: 75 Acre maximum per applicant – 50 % cost share / not to exceed $20.00 per ton cost share (if completed within 6 months) $15 per ton after 6 months. May apply on pasture or hay ground. Current soil test required (within 3 years) to determine amount of lime needed. May not purchase lime or apply to land before application is approved. Site visit may be conducted to verify practice completion. Sign up for the Lime practice ONLY will be continuous as funding allows.
INVASIVE SPECIES: Cost share rate will be 50% on chemicals and application with a maximum of $ 500.00 per applicant. If chemicals are self-applied – labor cost may not exceed 25% of total invoice. Site visit required to verify quantity, location of invasive species and practice completion. Practice must be complete by May 31, 2018. List of approved species included on the application.
FROST SEEDING: 50 acre maximum per applicant. Cost share rate is $10.00 per acre with a maximum of $500.00. Only legumes will be included. Must have PH of 5.6 or above. Practice must be completed by March 15, 2018 and invoices submitted by May 31, 2018.
DEER FENCE: Cost share rate is 50 %, not to exceed $2,500.00. Fence is woven wire constructed to form a physical barrier eight feet or taller. Site visit may be conducted to evaluate site and verify completion.
COVER CROP: 75 acre maximum per applicant. Cost share rate is determined by date of completion: $50.00 per acre by 10/10/17, $40.00 per acre by 10/20/17 and $30.00 per acre by 10/30/17. Site visit may be conducted to verify completion – practice must be completed by 10/30/17. Seeding recommendations included on application
HUAP: $1,000 max per producer, $1.32/sq. ft. for gravel pad (walk ways, water troughs.) NRCS specifications to be followed on the practices
LIVESTOCK STREAM EXCLUSION: $8,000 max/producer. Fence and water development to exclude livestock from water. EQIP cost share rates will be used to base payment. Minimum of 10ft setback, NRCS specifications to be followed on practices.
For additional information, please contact the District office at 304-822-5174. Application packets for each practice may be downloaded above.