Emergency Conservation Program Signup to begin soon

The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) provides cost-share assistance to local farmers and ranchers when disaster conditions strike and impair the productivity of crop land and range land.

Recently, the county experienced disastrous effects from two major fires, the Douglas fire and the Kara Creek fire and one of the major issues involved was the destruction of livestock fences.

The Crook County Farm Service Agency (FSA) has been approved to implement ECP to help affected producers replace destroyed/damaged livestock fences. A 30-day signup period has been established and will start August 15th and end on September 13th.

Interested farmers/ranchers should contact the Farm Service Agency at 307 283-2870 Ext. 2 to discuss the program and to schedule an appointment to file an application. The county office is currently administering two other major disaster programs and interested parties are cautioned that appointments are highly recommended to avoid having to wait long periods before being assisted.