September 3, 2010
For More Information:
Arlene Deutscher, Public Affairs Specialist, 701-530-2099
BISMARCK � USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Paul Sweeney has announced the availability of additional funds in financial assistance to implement the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) in North Dakota. Wetlands have much to offer, such as improved water quality, increased water retention, and wildlife habitat. WRP pays farmers and ranchers to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands.
This year, counties south and west of the Missouri River, flooded lands in the Devils Lake basin, the Red River basin area, and grazing lands east of the Missouri River will receive special consideration under WRP. WRP operates under a continuous sign up. Producers are encouraged to apply now as applications will be ranked November 1. Visit your local NRCS office for information and how to apply for WRP or visit the Wetlands Reserve Program website.
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