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Funding for nutrient management projects available


May 11, 2010
By Western United Dairymen

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April 30, 2010, Tulare, CA
– Dairy producers in the Central Valley who have identified deficiencies in
their nutrient management infrastructure or need other improvements can apply
for funds for addressing those issues under the Agricultural Water Enhancement
Program (AWEP).


April 30, 2010, Tulare, CA
– Dairy producers in the Central Valley who have identified deficiencies in
their nutrient management infrastructure or need other improvements can apply
for funds for addressing those issues under the Agricultural Water Enhancement
Program (AWEP)
.

The deadline to apply for
funds is June 1 at any local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services
(NRCS)
office.

Western United Dairymen
partnered with USDA-NRCS to bring this additional $4.4 million in AWEP funding
to dairy producers in the Central Valley and is working with NRCS to make dairy
producers aware that the funding is available. AWEP is a voluntary conservation
initiative that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural
producers to implement agricultural water enhancement activities on
agricultural land for the purposes of conserving surface and ground water and
improving water quality.

Western United Dairymen
sought this funding to assistance producers in complying with water quality
regulations.  Producers have
developed Nutrient Management Plans and are now developing Waste Management
Plans that may indicate where improvements are needed. This funding can help
producers complete those needed improvements.

More information and
applications are available at local Central Valley USDA NRCS offices.


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