GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia-Lawrence-Meigs County Farm Service Agency Committee is accepting cost share requests for the Emergency Conservation Program. While FSA has been approved to implement this program, there are no funds available to allocate at this time. Once funds are available, they can provide up to 75 percent cost share to restore those farms that were damaged by the floods that occurred in July.
The following practices are offered:
- Removing debris from farmland;
- Grading, shaping, re-leveling, or similar measures;
- Restoring permanent fences;
- Restoring conservation structures.
The county office will be accepting applications until Sept. 30. Land eligibility based on a farm visit inspection of damage, taking into account the type and extent of damage.
The damage must be so costly to rehabilitate that federal assistance is or will be needed to return the land to productive use, unusual in nature and would not recur frequently, and affects the productive capacity of the land.
For more information about this program, contact the Gallia-Lawrence-Meigs FSA office at 740-446-8687 or toll free at 800-391-6638. More information is also available on FSA’s website at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov.