MANHATTAN — The Division of Conservation at the Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the availability of funds to assist landowners with their efforts to mitigate the impact of drought. The Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative will provide financial assistance for livestock water supply wells, pipeline and tanks installed after June 1 and before the announcement of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Drought Initiative by NRCS on July 24.
The State Conservation Commission took action on July 31 to approve the initiative for these qualifying drought mitigation efforts that took place prior to the NRCS EQIP Drought Initiative. Eligible areas will be the same as for the federal initiative.
Additional program details can be found at agriculture.ks.gov/DOC-assistance. Applications must be made through local conservation districts, and questions should be addressed to local conservation districts as well.