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Conservation service adds more drought-relief funding
TEMPLE -- In response to Texas’ ongoing drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Salvador Salinas has announced that the conservation service office in Texas has additional funding available for agriculture operators wishing to address plant health conditions on their land through the agency’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
Through this additional program funding, the Natural Resources Conservation District will work with landowners in providing assistance to establish and improve plant health on their private lands.
Applications will be accepted in Natural Resource Conservation Service field offices until Friday, June 14. Priority for funding will target 129 counties that are designated as extreme drought (D3) or exceptional drought (D4), according to the current U.S. Drought Monitor map. Priority counties will be adjusted as the drought changes.
Landowners interested in participating are encouraged to contact their local USDA-Natural Conservation Service field office located in the nearest USDA Service Center off U.S. 181 in Floresville.
For additional information, call 830-393-3555, ext. 3.
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