Area Farms and Ranches Could be Eligible for Conservation Assistance

Written by on June 6, 2019

Hot Springs County has seen multiple areas — including farms and ranches — suffer damage from the recent flooding.
An article in the Thermopolis Independent Record reports that farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program administered by the Washakie-Hot Springs County Farm Service Agency.
For land to be eligible for the assistance — the natural disaster must create new conservation problems that — if untreated — would be so costly to rehabilitate that Federal assistance is or will be needed to return the land to productive agricultural use, is unusual and is not the type that would recur frequently in the same area, affect the productive capacity of the farmland, impair or endanger the land.
For more information about ECP, please contact the Washakie-Hot Springs County FSA Office at 307-347-2456 ext. 2 or visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/wy.


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