Twin Falls Area Nitrates Targetedby Staff
Capital Press, July 15, 2011
USDA cost-share funds are now available to farmers in the Twin Falls, Idaho, area to help them improve irrigation and crop nutrient management practices.
The Balanced Rock, Snake River and Twin Falls conservation districts recently received one of 31 cooperative conservation partnership initiatives announced nationwide. The funds will help protect ground-water quality and reduce nitrate levels.
Twin Falls County is the state's No. 1 high nitrate priority area.
Cooperators' fields will be enrolled for a three-year period. The initial sign-up period has begun and will remain open until early August.
Applications are available at the Twin Falls USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office at 1441 Fillmore St. Ste A in Twin Falls. For more information call 208-733-5380.
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