Irrigated Ag Air Quality Projects Due July 1st

May 7, 2020

Benton and Franklin Conservation Districts, with funding from Washington State Department of Ecology, are accepting sign-ups for conservation practices on irrigated agriculture lands that will help to reduce PM 10 emissions in Benton County, Franklin County, and the portion of Walla Walla County in the Wallula Maintenance Area.

Producers that are interested may signup a maximum of 250 acres.

Fields will be signed-up and ranked on a field by field basis.

 

Please contact BCD by Monday, June 1st to indicate your interest so that we can work with you on project development. All project materials are due to BCD by July 1st. 

 

Eligible Conservation Practices Include: 

Enhance or establish windbreaks  

Enhance or establish native vegetation on circle corners - cost-share available up to 100%

Planting cover crops - $25 per acre

Converting to no-till and strip-till planting methods - $25 per acre

Other innovative practices that maintain high residue levels and/or prevent PM10 emissions 

 

Producers who are selected will be eligible for 50% cost-share to implement conservation measures not to exceed $6,250 per producer.

 

Please contact Melissa Pierce for more information at melissa-pierce@conservewa.net or 509-832-1978.

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