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January 15, 2013

Grant funds available for farmers through clean-water project

CLARK COUNTY — Local farmers could be eligible for a one-time payoff of up to $3,500 through a $70,000 Clean Water Indiana Grant secured last fall by the Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District, or SWCD. 

The Clark County SWCD secured the grant in partnership with the SWCDs of Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings and Scott counties. The project proposes to reduce sediment and nutrients from non-point sources by encouraging producers to utilize soil testing, no-till, cover crops and buffer practices. 

Participants will be required to conduct a soil test and receive recommendations based on the soil test from an industry professional. A soil test completed within the past three years may also be accepted. 

No-till planting will be required for row crops, and participants will also be required to seed cover crops and install buffer practices as needed. Cover crops may be seeded utilizing no-till, aerial or broadcast seeding practices. 

Once these tasks have been completed according to Natural Resources Conservation Services specifications, participants will be eligible for an incentive payment of $25 per acre for one cover-crop species, $30 per acre for two or more species and $35 per acre if the cover-crop mix includes a legume. Participants can receive a one-time payment for up to 100 acres upon completion and verification of the practice. 

Producers interested in applying for this incentive program should contact their home county’s SWCD to receive a brochure and short application. Applications will be accepted continually, but evaluated and ranked quarterly on April 1, July 1, Oct. 1 and Jan. 1 through 2015 or until all grant monies are expended. Landowners will then be notified if their application was accepted. 

For more information, contact the Clark County SWCD office at 812-256-2330 ext. 3 or visit www.clarkswcd.org. 

— Staff Writer Matt Koesters

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