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Accepting FY20 Ag Enhancement Applications - 6/28/19
posted by: Nadene Jewell

Applications are being accepted for the following Ag Enhancement Practices beginning June 17, 2019 - August 23, 2019.  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.  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. 

COVER CROP:  75 acre maximum per applicant.  Cost share rate is determined by date of completion:  $50.00 per acre by 10/10/19, $40.00 per acre by 10/20/19 and $30.00 per acre by 10/30/19.  Site visit may be conducted to verify completion – practice must be completed by 10/30/19.  Seeding recommendations included on application 

HAY RESEEDING:  50 acres maximum / Cost share is flat rate of $50 per acre - maximum of $2,500 per applicant / Soil test required / PH must be above 5.6.(within 3 years)  Hay ground ONLY

HAY ESTABLISHMENT:  50 acres maximum / Cost share is flat rate of $125 per acre - maximum of $6,250 per applicant / Soil test required / PH must be above 5.6. (within 3 years) / Must stay in Hay for 5 years 

LITTER TRANSFER:  250 ton maximum / $10 per ton cost share / $2,500 maximum cost share per applicant.  Must provide certified wight tickets / Litter must be moved out of Chesapeake Bay watershed

Sign up for Frost Seeding will be held in December 2019: 

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, 2020 and invoices submitted by May 31, 2020. 

For additional information, please contact the District office at 304-822-5174 or the Moorefield WVCA field office at 304-538-7581.   



Emergency Assistance - Revegetation of Feeding Areas - 4/15/19
posted by: Nadene Jewell

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is accepting applications for emergency assistance with revegetation of feeding areas.  The sign up period will be April 15 - 30, 2019.  Applications must also include a farm map and w9. 

The cost share rate is $60 per acre / maximum of 50 acres per form.  A site visit will be conducted to document conditions and affected acreage.  No retroactive payments will be permitted under the program. 

If you have any questions, please contact the District office at 304-822-5174. 

** See attached application packet **



Equipment For Sale - 3/26/19
posted by: Nadene Jewell

Equipment For Sale

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is offering the following equipment for sale by sealed bid: 

2014 Ventrac 4500Z slope mower                     

  • 1576 hours
  • Kubota gas engine / 32 HP
  • tough cut mower
  • dual wheels
  • 3 pt. hitch
  • enhanced hydraulics for rear implements

The equipment will be available for inspection on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 2 pm – 4 pm, at the Potomac Valley Conservation District facility on Hutter Road, Fisher, WV. 

Minimum bid amount is $8,500.00.  Sealed bids should be marked “Equipment Bid” on the outside and include Name, Address, Phone Number of the bidder and bid amount.  Sealed bids must be received by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  Submit bids to:  Potomac Valley Conservation District, 500 East Main St., Suite F, Romney, WV  26757.  The Potomac Valley Conservation District reserves the right to reject any and / or all bids and reserves the right to withdraw the property at any time prior to award. 

 

                              

 

 

 



Tree Seedling Program - 2/5/19
posted by: Nadene Jewell

“It’s Time to Order TREES”

     The Potomac Valley Conservation District is now taking orders for tree seedlings.  A variety of evergreens, hardwoods and fruit trees are available.   Orders will be accepted until March 22, 2019, but we do recommend placing your order early to assure availability.   Tree pick up will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, between 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.  For more information, please contact the District office at 500 East Main St. (Heritage Hills Office Building), in Romney; (304) 822-5174 or by email: pvcd@wvca.us .  Order forms are also available on our web page:  www.wvca.us/districts/pvcd.cfm

See Order Form Below

 

         

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Accepting AgEP Applications - 7/13/18
posted by: Nadene Jewell

Applications are being accepted for the following Ag Enhancement Practices beginning July 2, 2018 - August 24, 2018.  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.  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. 

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, 2019.  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, 2019 and invoices submitted by May 31, 2019. 

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 10/10/18, $40.00 per acre by 10/20/18 and $30.00 per acre by 10/30/18.  Site visit may be conducted to verify completion – practice must be completed by 10/30/18.  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.  

HAY RESEEDING:  50 acres maximum. Cost share is flat rate of $50 per acre.  Soil test required / PH must be above 5.6.  Hay ground ONLY

LITTER TRANSFER:  250 ton maximum / $10 per ton cost share / $2,500 maximum cost share per applicant.  Must provide certified wight tickets

 

For additional information, please contact the District office at 304-822-5174 or the Moorefield WVCA field office at 304-538-7581.   

 

 

 

 

 



Photo Contest - 4/13/18
posted by: Nadene Jewell

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is accepting entries for the annual photo contest. 

Photos must be submitted in the following categories: 

"Conservation Practices"; "Close Up Conservation"; "Conservation in Action"; and "Ag / Conservation Across America

Participants may only submit one photo per category.     

1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be presented in the "Under 18" and "18 and Over" categories. 

See attached contest entry form. 

The deadline to submit entries is May 31, 2018.  For additional information, please contact the District office at 304-822-5174. 

 

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Poster Contest - 4/13/18
posted by: Nadene Jewell

The Potomac Valley Conservation District is accepting entries for the annual Poster Contest. 

The theme of the 2018 poster contest is:  "Watersheds - Our Water, Our Home"  (should be included on the poster).   

Poster size is 14 x 22 (1/2 sheet of poster paper)  

1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded in each of the following categories:  Grades - K-1; 2-3; 4-6; 7-9 and 10-12. 

See attached flyer and contest entry form.     

The deadline for entries is May 31, 2018.   For additional information, please contact the Potomac Valley Conservation District office at 304-822-5174. 

 

 

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FY18 Lime Application - 8/1/17
posted by: Nadene Jewell
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FY18 Cover Crop Application - 8/1/17
posted by: Nadene Jewell
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FY18 Heavy Use Area Protection Application - 8/1/17
posted by: Nadene Jewell
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FY18 Livestock Stream Exclusion Application - 8/1/17
posted by: Nadene Jewell
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FY18 Deer Fence Application - 8/1/17
posted by: Nadene Jewell
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FY18 Invasive Species Application - 8/1/17
posted by: Nadene Jewell
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FY18 Frost Seeding Application - 8/1/17
posted by: Nadene Jewell
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Accepting FY18 Ag Enhancement Program Applications - 8/1/17
posted by: Nadene Jewell

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. 




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