Natural Resources Conservation Service
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from qualified landowners for enrollment in the Wetland Reserve Program. Property owners can enroll their land under a 30-year or permanent easement for a lump sum, up front easement payment and have USDA pay up to 100 percent of the wetland restoration costs. See your local district conservationist to determine if your land might qualify.
Mercer County Conservation District
Mercer County Conservation District is giving away an annual wildlife food plot mixture on a first come, first served basis until the supply is exhausted. The mixture will consist of sunflowers, corn, grain sorghum, and millet. The mixture will be available in five pound bags to do half an acre. To pick up the mix, stop by the office at 227 Morris Drive in Harrodsburg or call (859) 734-6889 for more information.
Farm Service Agency
Relief for 2003 tobacco undermarketing sales have been granted if the following provisions are met. Each case must be documented on form FSA-321 which must be signed by July 15. Producers must provide evidence that they adjusted their plantings for 2004 or took other action based on information previously disseminated. This would include receipts for fertilizer, chemicals and plants.