COLUMBUS – Ohio’s Farm Service Agency will begin issuing payments totaling $319,600 from Emergency Conservation Program funding.
Flood cleanup. The program gives producers additional resources to remove debris from farmland, restore fence and conservation structures, provide water for livestock in drought situations and grade and shape farmland damaged by a natural disaster.
Eligible producers will receive cost-share assistance of up to 75 percent of the cost of the approved practice, as determined by Farm Service Agency county committees.
Producers should check with their local USDA offices regarding sign-up periods.
Who’s eligible. Eligible counties in Ohio to receive the funding include: Franklin, Holmes, Jackson, Pickaway and Vinton counties for flooding. Holmes, and Logan counties are included for ice storms.
Conservation problems existing prior to the applicable disaster are ineligible for assistance.
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