Remember last week when we discussed EQIP? Well, the Nebraska NRCS has added a new element to EQIP — a special Livestock Mortality Initiative. The Initiative provides technical and financial assistance to producers to dispose of livestock carcasses in a safe manner. If a producer has already disposed of livestock, he or she may still apply for funds so long as the disposal meets NRCS technical requirements. Note that technical and financial assistance will be available upon submission of an application; once funds are available, a contract will be drawn up and and payment completed once work is complete.
Due to the path of the blizzard, the Initiative is available only for producers in the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District which serves Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, and Sioux counties. The deadline to sign-up for assistance is November 15, 2013.