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Published June 16, 2009, 11:22 AM

N.D., Minn., farmers can get money back for building ring dikes

Minnesota and North Dakota farmers will be reimbursed for building and enhancing ring dikes to protect their farmsteads from overland flooding through a program of the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota and North Dakota farmers will be reimbursed for building and enhancing ring dikes to protect their farmsteads from overland flooding through a program of the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The period to sign-up runs through July 15. Interested producers should submit applications at their local NRCS field office. They will be eligible to receive up to 75 percent of the cost incurred for building the dike. Also,farmers with limited resources and/or who are socially disadvantaged may be eligible to receive up to 90 percent of the cost. Technical assistance is also available.

For more information, call your local NRCS office or log on to www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip.

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