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Montana Announces Conservation Initiatives for 2016

The USDA Montana National Resources Conservation Service announced conservation initiatives for 2016 this week. The funding will be provided by the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, and will be used to target specific resource concerns in Montana in 2016, which include On-Farm Energy, Organic, Seasonal High Tunnel, Prairie Pothole Wetland and Grassland Retention, Honey Bee Pollinators, Big Horn Irrigation Improvement, and Drought in the Missouri Headwaters Basin.

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Photo Courtesy USDA NRCS

Of particular note is the $1.1 million in funding that will be allocated to mitigating the drought in the Missouri Headwaters Basin. NRCS will accept applications from landowners interested in practices that will increase water conservation, improve riparian, floodplain, and water management, and promote upland management conservation. Specifically, those practices could include improvements to irrigation infrastructure and efficiency, improvements in water storage capacity and off-stream stockwater tanks, and soil health practices to increase soil moisture holding capacity.

For an overview of each of the initiatives, as well as a more detailed look at the conservation practices suggested to mitigate the drought in the Missouri Headwaters Basin, follow the links below:

Montana NRCS Announces Conservation Initiatives for 2016

Montana Offers $1.1 Million for Drought Measures in Missouri Headwaters Basin

About Fay Ranches
Fay Ranches has been providing brokerage and advisory services for the acquisition and sale of significant land assets since 1992. While not forgetting our roots as a recreational land company, we have expanded our focus over the past couple decades to include large, productive farms and ranches as well as timberland and plantations. We can be found coast to coast as well as in select international markets.

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A Day on Meandering Flows River Ranch

a Video Blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches I was sitting in the office on Thursday afternoon looking out the window more than I was looking at my computer screen.  My mind drifting to thoughts about my plans for the weekend; should I chase some roosters, cast a line, maybe go elk […]

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Pheasant Opening at Highland View Ranch

Greg and Sam Fay joined long time clients and friends Bill Nutt, Bill Legg and Nelson Sims at the Highland View Ranch for the Montana Pheasant hunting opener this past Saturday.  It was a beautiful day with some great dog work, some wiley pheasants and good cheer had by all. The Highland View Ranch combines […]