Tag Archives: NRCS

Ponds, Terraces and Cover Crops – Soil & Water Conservation District Doing Its Part to Battle Erosion

For nearly three quarters of a century, the Scotland County Soil and Water Conservation District has been working with local landowners to install methods of preventing soil erosion on agricultural land and reducing nutrient and pesticide runoff into Missouri’s waterways. The district will host its annual customer appreciation day on Friday, March 8th at the […]

Loss of Wildlife Protection Area Could Cost Scotland County CRP Contracts 

With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, the last thing prospective Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants want to hear is that they are starting the competitive bid process in worse shape than before. That is exactly what Scotland County producers learned recently, as the region has lost its Wildlife Priority Area (WPA) designation, and […]

FSA, NRCS to Host CRP Meeting in Memphis

Scotland County FSA (Farm Service Agency) and NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) will be hosting a CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) meeting on Wednesday, January 13. The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Fitness Center meeting room at Memphis. FSA and NRCS representatives will review CRP signup process, eligibility requirements, conservation plans, and management […]

Emergency Conservation Program Funds Made Available Following Spring Flooding

Scotland County producers who suffered cropland damage due to the heavy rains and flooding that occurred this spring may be eligible for assistance through the Farm Service Agency.  Scotland County has been approved for the ECP (Emergency Conservation Program). Assistance is available to restore structures and other installations. Levee repair is not available through the […]

FSA Offers Haying, Grazing Options for CRP Acreage

CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) participants may release their CRP acreage for haying or grazing.  A payment reduction of 25% of the annual rental payment times the number of acres actually hayed or grazed will be assessed.  The assessment may be paid in advance or deducted from the annual CRP payment. BEFORE haying or grazing CRP, […]

NRCS Announces Deadlines for EQIP, CSP Funding in Missouri

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced a cut-off date of February 21 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and four tie-in initiatives. More than $11.8 million is available through EQIP, including $100,000 each for the On-Farm Energy, Seasonal High Tunnel, and Organic Initiatives. An additional $9.8 million is designated […]