Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) funds are being made available to farmers and ranchers in 14 states to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters in 2010. “USDA is committed to helping farmers and ranchers restore conservation measures on farmland devastated by the recent floods, tornadoes, drought and Wildfire,” said Vilsack. Eligible producers will be able to use the funds to remove farmland debris, restore fences, grade and shape land, and repair conservation structures and to carry out emergency water conservation measures. A national map depicting counties receiving FSA funds and disaster types is on the FSA website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/ecp_may2010_map.pdf. For further information on eligibility requirements and applications, producers may visit their FSA county office or http://www.disaster.fsa.usda.gov.
USDA Press Release