The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in South Dakota has implemented a new Environmental Quality Incentives Program signup for producers in western Day County as well as portions of Brown, Marshall, Spink and Clark Counties to help combat the problem of saline soils.
At this meeting starting at 5 p.m. at City Park in Pierpont, SD, details of the new EQIP signup to fight expansion of saline soils in the Upper James River Basin will be discussed, along with other soil health issues. The meeting will take place outdoors.
To read more about the EQIP salinity sign up, visit https://sdsoilhealthcoalition.org/producers-have-a-new-tool-to-fight-saline-soils-expansion/.
The deadline for the EQIP salinity signup is Oct. 1.
“There’s approximately a million dollars annually in designated funds for this effort,” USDA NRCS SD Day County District Conservationist Matthew Hubers said. “If you’re willing to do the practices set forth by this initiative, your odds of funding are extremely good.”
Contact your local NRCS office for more details.