The Natural Resources Conservation Service, an arm of the USDA, has announced they are taking applications for an ongoing easement program.

  NRCS encourages ag producers, landowners to check it out

According to the USDA:

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications from agricultural producers and forest landowners in Idaho for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), which helps landowners and producers restore, protect and enhance wetlands on eligible land. Wetland reserve easements are either perpetual or 30 years in duration. 

While USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) accepts ACEP-WRE applications year-round, Idaho producers and landowners should apply by August 2 to be considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2025, which begins Oct. 1. Applications received after the application cutoff date will automatically be considered during the next funding cycle. Funding is provided through a competitive process."

  For more information about the program, ag producers and landowners can contact the Idaho NRCS office, or you can click here.

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