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Sep 04

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Cost Share

Posted on September 4, 2019 at 8:52 AM by Allan Warren

FarmIn honor of our 70th Anniversary, we are running a 70-days of Conservation campaign. In addition to all of our great planting events and farm workshops, farmers can join us in our effort to make our community better by implementing best practices with support from our Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

Do you have improvements you’d like to make on your farm in the coming next year? Would you like assistance in planning those improvements and help finding a way to help pay for them? Pierce Conservation District has a variety of opportunities for farmers and landowners to support projects which improve nutrient management on crops and forages, reduce water use through irrigation, and other practices that help conserve natural resources.

One such opportunity is the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – a partnership between the Natural Resource Conservation Service and PCD. The goal of the RCPP is to co-invest with landowners seeking to implement best practices such as cover cropping, buffer and pollinator plantings, rotational grazing, manure management and much more. PCD staff are available to work one-on-one with you to identify practices to meet your goals for your land and submit an application for cost-share funding. Applications are ranked, and funded landowners receive a contract for financial assistance for the cost of implementing best practices. RCPP is a voluntary conservation program enabling producers to make conservation work for them.

Learn more at, www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/farmbill/rcpp/, or