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Farmer Receives Compensation for Conservation Efforts

Farmer Receives Compensation for Conservation Effort

It’s always nice to receive appreciation from stakeholders.

We recently heard from a farmer near Liberty, Nebraska, in appreciation of reimbursement through the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program.

A third-generation conservationist, they had completed tile-outlet terracing on their farm and applied for compensation through the program. They received $8,000.

The Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program was established in 1977. It provides financial assistance to Nebraska landowners for the installation of approved soil and water conservation measures that improve water quality, conserve water, and help control erosion and sedimentation. Among the eligible practices for cost-share assistance are; terraces, terrace outlets (grassed or mechanical), irrigation reuse pits, grade stabilization structures, dams, diversions, grassed waterways, control basins, pasture and range seeding, planned grazing systems, irrigation water management, and windbreaks and windbreak renovations.

To apply for cost-share assistance through the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program, contact the local Natural Resource Districts in which the property is located.

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