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Sign-up for soil and water quality practices now open
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MONROE - The Green County Land and Water Conservation Department and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be accepting applications for soil conservation and water quality practices.

Practices approved for the Land and Water Conservation Department are paid on a 70-percent cost-share per practice basis. The exception to this rule is for nutrient management. The practice is paid on a flat rate of up to $28 per acre. Signup will go until Friday, Jan. 18.

Practices approved for the Natural Resources Conservation Service are paid on a flat rate. The signup does not currently have an ending date.

A few examples of practices that are offered through both programs are: well decommissioning, grassed waterways, manure storage, barnyard runoff control systems, stream bank improvement, cattle and equipment crossings, roof gutters and diversions.

More information is available at the USDA Service Center, 1627 4th Ave. West, Monroe; or by contacting Todd Jenson at (608) 325-4195 ext. 119 or Jason Thomas at (608) 325-4195 ext. 101.