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Drought Recovery Initiative

Through the Drought Recovery Initiative, the Natural Resources Conservation Service will work with farmers and ranchers in drought impacted areas to help mitigate the impact of prolonged dry conditions on range and cropland. Through this special initiative, farmers and ranchers may apply for technical and financial assistance to install conservation practices that can help reduce the negative impacts of the current drought, and will help improve the sustainability of their operation in the long run.

The Drought Recovery Initiative assistance will be available for land where any portion of the county has been designated a D3 (Extreme) or D4 (Exceptional) drought zone according to the U.S. Drought Monitor map as of May 20, 2014.

Click here for a map of 2014 Drought Recovery Initiative Eligbleity Area.

How to Apply

To get started, make an appointment at your local office.

You will need to establish eligibility and farm records for your land. NRCS will help you complete an application while explaining which conservation practices are available. All applications for funding consideration during fiscal year 2014 must be received by June 20, 2014.

Click here for news release about the 2014 sign up

For More Information

Rich Torpin, NRCS Program Manager
(402) 437-4061