You might be eligible for farmland cleanup funds

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Hello again, Friends!

With 60-plus mile per hour winds on Sunday, there were a lot of trees blown down onto farm and agricultural land. We have received numerous reports of trees, tree limbs, building/roofing materials and other loose items being deposited across fields, pastures and farmsteads.

Due to this natural weather-related disaster, there is the possibility the Emergency Conservation Program has been implemented in your county by your local county committee. The practice, EC1-Removing Debris from Farmland, can be implemented to remove debris on farmland caused by a natural disaster to return the land to agricultural use.

It is to be applied to farmland, including farmsteads and access roadways on farms, on which debris has been deposited by the disaster. To be eligible for Emergency Conservation Program assistance, the eligible damage must be so costly that federal assistance is or will be required to complete the Emergency Conservation Program practice.

The minimum cost of restoration is set at $1,000 per participant, based on the total eligible cost of all practices for the same disaster. Call your local office to see if your county/area was approved for this disaster program.

Remember your farm safety rules this fall harvesting, and have a safe and bountiful harvest.

That’s all for now,
FSA Andy

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