Expanded Drought Assistance Program Now Open to Farmers/Ranchers in More Counties
Farmers and ranchers in designated counties with extreme or severe drought conditions, or continuous moderate drought over a multi-year period may apply for assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in
Practices being offered through the program include establishing vegetative cover, soil surface roughening, incorporation of soil-stabilizing organic matter, silt fencing adjacent to highways, irrigation water management, pruning to keep trees alive, livestock watering facilities, maintaining standing stubble and more. More information on the drought, conservation practices that may mitigate drought-related problems, and payment rates for the current drought initiative are available at www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/features/cadrought.html or by contacting your local NRCS office, listed in the government section of the phone book under U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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SOURCE USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service