LaFayette, NY – Cayuga, Onondaga and Oswego County farmers have until March 21 to apply for the Agricultural Management Assistance program.
This AMA funding provides an opportunity for farmers to apply for micro-irrigation practices on fields containing highly erodible land and/or hydrologic group A soils, which have a high leaching potential.
Micro-Irrigation offers the opportunity for precise application of water, chemicals and fertilizers at the optimal rates needed by the crops.
Applications are competitive and are ranked based on national, state, and locally identified resource priorities, and their overall benefit to the environment.
Agricultural Management Assistance program focuses on improving irrigation efficiency through the implementation of micro-irrigation. A primary goal of the program is to assist agricultural producers in mitigating risk through production diversification.
General information regarding NRCS New York Conservation Programs can be found at: http://www.ny.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/
If you are interested in applying for a conservation program, please visit http://www.ny.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/general_information/how_to_apply.html
You may apply by visiting your local NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site: http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=NY