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ONE OF OUR TWO HAYBUSTER DRILLS
The Haybuster Drill has an 10’ span with 3 different bins for different types of seed.
The drill needs a minimum 70hp tractor w/ hydraulics to operate it properly.
The drill’s primary use is for planting Native Warm Season Grasses, wildlife food plots, small grains, and pasture/hay seedings.
The rental rate is $10/acre or a $100 minimum.
20 ac. X $10.00 = $200.00
5 ac. X $10.00 = $50.00 which means the amount due is $100
The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee announced an application deadline for eligible entities to apply for fiscal year 2021 funding for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The deadline to apply is Monday, February 8, 2021.
“NRCS may establish additional application cutoff dates based on funding and interest in the ACEP program and, if an additional funding period is approved, a 30-day-minimum application period will be announced,” said Sheldon Hightower, State Conservationist, Tennessee NRCS.
Applications for the ACEP-Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) will only be accepted from eligible entities, not individual landowners. Eligible entities include State or local units of government, Indian Tribes or nongovernmental organizations, such as a conservancy or a land trust. ALE is only available as a perpetual easement.
ACEP's agricultural land easements not only protect the long-term viability of the nation's food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands to non-agricultural uses, they also allow landowners to successfully restore, enhance and protect habitat for wildlife on their lands, reduce damage from flooding, recharge groundwater, and provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities.
“Tennessee is committed to preserving working agricultural lands to help protect the long-term viability of farming across the landscape as well as to restoring and protecting vital sensitive wetlands that provide important wildlife habitat and improve water quality,” said Hightower.
Qualified individual landowners may apply for the ACEP – Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE) Program. Only qualified landowners with a complete application package will be considered for land eligibility determination.
ACEP-WRE can be enrolled as 30-year or perpetual, based on the landowner(s) desired management of the offered property. 30-year easements are valued at 25 percent less than perpetual easements and landowners are responsible for 25 percent of restoration costs whereas perpetual easements are eligible for a 100 percent restoration cost-share. Alternatively, landowners have the option to offer their property at a reduced purchase and/or restoration cost to improve application ranking.
If a landowner is applying for ACEP-WRE on multiple parcels of land, any non-contiguous parcels must be submitted as separate applications. Contiguous multiple parcels may be submitted as one application, provided the ownership is identical for each parcel.
Applications received after the designated cutoff date of Monday, February 8, will be considered in subsequent application periods or in the next program year.
ACEP was re-authorized under the 2018 Farm Bill and authorizes assistance to qualified partners who pursue ‘buy-protect-sell’ transactions under ACEP-ALE. It also requires a conservation plan for highly erodible land that will be protected by an agricultural land easement and increases flexibility for partners to meet cost-share matching requirements.
Through ACEP-ALE, NRCS provides financial assistance to eligible partners for purchasing agricultural easements that protect the agricultural use and conservation values of eligible
land. In the case of working farms, the program helps farmers keep their land in agriculture.
ACEP-WRE allows landowners to successfully restore, enhance, and protect habitat for wildlife on their lands, reduce damage from flooding, recharge groundwater, and provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities.
Entities and landowners interested in applying for ACEP-ALE or WRE funding should visit with their local NRCS Service Center.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS} is excited to announce an opportunity for funding and
customer assistance to install practices addressing soil erosion and degraded water quality caused by
gullies and movement of soil. We have several hundred thousand dollars to aid in this critical
The Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI} is a targeted approach to improve the health of the
Mississippi River Basin. Nutrient contributions, specifically nitrogen and phosphorus, have an impact on
the Mississippi River, local drinking water and have caused hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. NRCS and its
partners has selected small watersheds in the North Fork Forked Deer (6 no.) drainage area in the
Mississippi River Basin to support volunteer installation of conservation practices that avoid, control, and
trap nutrient runoff; improve wildlife habitat; and maintain agricultural productivity.
To provide additional information and Q&A, we will host a public call on November 10th at 1 pm CST.
"Call-in Coordinates" - Teleconference Number: 888-844-9904 then Pass Code: 3908145#
Please contact your local service center to apply by November 20, 2020