Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the extension of the voluntary claims process for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades. All claims must now be filed by May 1, 2013.
Utah private landowners and operators and cooperating entities are encouraged to submit 2013 applications by March 15, 2013 to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for participation in the Farm and Ranchland Protection Program (FRPP). Easement programs are offered through a continuous signup but NRCS periodically makes funding selections as program dollars allow. March 15, 2013 will be the deadline for the second batching period for FRPP applications for FY2013.
NRCS has published the Record of Decision (ROD) for the reconstruction of the Logan Northern Canal in Cache County, Utah. The purpose of this project is to restore the safe delivery of water that was conveyed by the LN Canal before the 2009 landslide and Address the remaining hazards associated with the landslide zone between about 700 East and 1100 East.
Water is Mother Nature's gold in the West. The Natural Resources Conservation Service Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program provides critical information to assist water users in making the best management decisions possible.