Officials tout low-water ag projects


March 29, 2012

Agricultural producers who are willing to switch from water-heavy farming methods to more conservative approaches may be eligible for new funding to complete their projects.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and Sutter County Resource Conservation District announced on Thursday that the Lower Snake River watershed has been allotted $1.6 million to help agricultural producers undertake water quality and water conservation projects. Agricultural producers in that watershed, which runs east of the Sutter Buttes and north of Yuba City to the Butte County Line, have until April 20 to apply for the first funding cycle.