East Alabama farmers eligible for new irrigation efficiency project

Farmers in 10 east Alabama counties may be eligible for funding to improve irrigation efficiency through a new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The program is available in parts of Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee Macon, Randolph and Russell counties. Eligible farmers may apply and use funds for irrigation practices including retrofits for nozzles on irrigation systems.

The project covers 13 million acres in eastern Alabama, western Georgia and the Florida panhandle. It’s focused on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint rivers (ACFR) basin. Applications will be accepted June 8-19. For more information, visit a local USDA Service Center.

This RCPP is a collaboration between the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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