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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.

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.

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).

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.

Reminder on Irrigation Usage

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The 2013-2017 allocation period is in its last year, along with that has come several questions about water usage and penalties. The MRNRD Board of Directors has approved the next allocation period for 2018- 2022 and producers will have 60” allocation plus an allowable reserve of up to 12” (IF YOU HAVE IT AVAILABLE OR AS ADJUSTED FOR PENALTIES IMPOSED BY OVERUSE) from the 2013-2017 allocation period.

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New USGS Map of High Plains Aquifer Represents Conditions After Enacting Changes to Ag Management Practices

Monday, February 27, 2017

Water-level changes from 2002 to 2015 were examined in wells screened in the High Plains aquifer within the Republican River Basin and the results are now available in a 

USDA TO INVEST $150 MILLION THROUGH CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM TO HELP IMPROVE WORKING LANDS

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and Tribal working lands.

“MIDDLE REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT GOING TO SUB-DISTRICTS”

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Middle Republican Natural Resources District will be transitioning into sub-districts for their election of board members.  These changes will be in effect for the 2016 election year.  The MRNRD Board of Directors is currently an eleven person board all elected at large.  The new set-up for this board will be a thirteen person board and will result in a major change in how members will be elected. This will be something that hasn’t been looked at or changed for the last 20 years.

Notice of Adopting the MRNRD Integrated Management Plan

Thursday, December 17, 2015

STATE OF NEBRASKA 

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES 

NOTICE OF ORDER ADOPTING SURFACE WATER CONTROLS AND THE MIDDLE 

REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLAN

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