Farms in Alexander County, Illinois, dealing with severe damage from New Year’s flooding may be eligible for Emergency Conservation Program assistance, and can sign up beginning March 14.
The Alexander/Pulaski Farm Service Agency says it will hold ECP signup from March 14 through May 12. ECP is a cost-share program and is subject to the availability of funds.
Farms in Alexander County may be eligible if the damage:
A producer qualifying for ECP assistance may receive cost-share levels of no more than 75 percent of the eligible cost of restoration measures. The farm service agency says no producer is eligible for more than $200,000 cost sharing per natural disaster occurrence.
The following types of restoration measures may be eligible:
To be eligible for assistance, practices must not start until:
To request assistance, you can contact the Alexander/Pulaski FSA County Office at 618-833-5666.
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