Montgomery and Gasconade Counties eligible for cost-share to meet emergency water needs for livestock
August 9, 2012 - 12:04pm — J. Noedel-Publisher
Montgomery County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Priscilla Eggering, along with Kate Gerlemann of Gasconade County announced that the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) has been approved for both counties. ECP provides cost-share assistance for livestock water in areas impacted by severe drought. Applications will be accepted now through September 7, 2012 in Montgomery County and through September 29, 2012 for Gasconade County.
Livestock producers who are facing a critical need for water may be eligible to receive financial assistance through FSA. ECP can help with connecting to other water sources, drilling wells, but the most important thing is that interested producers talk to the office prior to taking any action.
Eligible livestock include those used for food or fiber. The practices installed must be in areas where you have livestock and originally an adequate water supply prior to the drought. Eligible cost items must be at least $1,000.
For more information on the Emergency Conservation Program, or information on drought assistance, call the Montgomery County FSA office at 573 564-2262 ext. 2 or Gasconade County FSA at 573-437-4131 ext. 2. Producers may always visit www.fsa.usda.gov/mo for ECP and other program information.
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