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The Middle Republican Natural Resources District is responsible for the protection of the natural resources and assists landowners in planning, funding, and applying conservation practices.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION FUNDS APPROACHING

Monday, October 22, 2018

Farmers and ranchers interested in preventing erosion, improving soil health, conserving water and wildlife, or making any other natural resource conservation improvements to their property are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Those interested in receiving funding should sign up before Nov. 16, 2018.

Notice of Public Hearing for the Republican River Basin-Wide Plan

Monday, October 15, 2018

NeDNR and the Republican Basin NRDs have reached agreement to hold public hearings on the current draft of the Republican River Basin-Wide Plan, which is available for download from the NeDNR website (https://dnr.nebraska.gov/sites/dnr.nebraska.gov/files/doc/water-planning/republican/BasinWidePlan/20180914_RRBWPHearingDraft.pdf).

November Regular Meeting Notice 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Curtis Community Center, 201 Garlick Avenue, Curtis, Nebraska.  The agenda, kept current, is available during regular business hours at the NRD office in Curtis.  Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations should call the NRD at 308-367-4281 or 800-873-5613 five days prior to the meeting.

Conservation Funding Available for Irrigation Improvements Farmers in southwest Nebraska

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Producers in the Upper, Middle and Lower Republican NRDs in southwest Nebraska, which includes all or portions of Perkins, Chase, Dundy, Lincoln, Hayes, Hitchcock, Frontier, Red Willow, Furnas, Harlan, Franklin, Webster, and Nuckolls counties, may apply for funding to make irrigation system efficiency improvements.  Eligible conservation practices include: converting gravity systems to subsurface drip with a maximum payment of $1,000 per acre; permanently retiring end guns on pivots for $2,000 per acre; and installing high intensity soil moisture sensors for an approximate total of $5,000 o

Assistance Available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program

Friday, January 26, 2018

Some of these benefits of CSP include:

·       Improved cattle gains per acre;

·       Increased crop yields;

·       Decreased inputs;

·       Wildlife population improvements; and

·       Better resilience to weather extremes.