Ralls SWCD Announces November State Cost Share Signup

October 16, 2020

The Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will start Fiscal Year 2022 State Cost Share Sign-up November 2, 2020 and will continue through November 30, 2020.

The District is initiating sign-ups due to the limited amount of Cost Share funds and the high demand for assistance. The Ralls SWCD Board of Supervisors will evaluate the requests and allocate the funds based on the greatest resource need in order to get the most conservation applied on the land for the dollar. Wheat ground and set aside land are priorities.

Landowners who are planning to construct conservation practices between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 and want to use state cost share assistance are required to sign-up during this period. Only assistance requests received during this sign-up period will be considered for cost share. Please know farm number and field number you are wanting to do practice on when you come to sign up.

Conservation practices currently available for cost share assistance include Terraces, Sod waterways, Diversions, Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, Critical Area Seeding, Water and Sediment Control Basins and Cover Crops. Other cost-share practices that are available are: Grazing Management practices and Sensitive Areas - Well Decommissioning.

If you do not sign-up in November 2020, you will not be eligible for Fiscal Year 2022 funds.

To get your farm or a farm you operate on the sign-up list, stop by the USDA-NRCS/SWCD office at 17623 Hwy. 19, Suite 3, New London. Office Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or call 573-985-8611, Ext. 3. Our office will be closed November 11, 2020 in observance of Veterans Day and November 26, 2020 for Thanksgiving.

The state cost-share program is funded by the one-tenth of 1% sales tax for State Parks and Soil Tax and administered by Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation District.