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NRCS announces sign-up deadline for confined animal feeding operation project in 4 Arkansas counties

Little Rock, Ark., April 15, 2015 – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Mike Sullivan announced today $1,000,000 is available to address water quality issues pertaining to confined animal feeding operations (CAFO) in Franklin, Johnson, Logan and Yell counties.

CAFO producers have until May 15 to apply for financial assistance to install conservation practices designed to address natural resource concerns. Practices available include waste storage facility, animal mortality facility (invessel rotary drum, incinerators, static pile composters and freezers) and heavy use areas.

All eligible applications will be evaluated for funding by June 5 based on criteria to optimize environmental benefits.  Applications ranking highest will be selected for funding, subject to availability of program funds, no later than June 8. Funds will be obligated by June 26.

Interested producers in the project counties should visit their USDA Service Center to apply.