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Cooperator Assistance

Cooperator Assistance

The following programs are offered through the Perry County Conservation District (PCCD), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in New Bloomfield, PA. Technical assistance is available for all projects. Financial assistance is specific to each program, and varies from year to year. Please contact the office that administers the program for current funding information.

Perry County Conservation District Programs

Conservation District No-till Drill Rental Program:  Promotion of no-till crop production through low cost & free delivery with a choice of three no-till drill models, cost share the rental rate.  Program administered by the Conservation District, please call 717-594-3007 for more information.

Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP): A tax credit program through the state that helps get agricultural plans and BMPs in place on farms. The District can assist with the REAP application, plan verification, and BMP verification. Please call 717-594-3003 for more information.

CAP / ACAP: Programs that assist with funding of agricultural projects that will fix resource concerns. Please call 717-594-3003 for more information.

Natural Resources Conservation Service Programs

Please call 717-594-3006 for more information.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP):  A program designed to address resource concerns for producers that is ranked and funded by NRCS.

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP): A program that incentivizes new enhancement practices on farms.

Farm Service Agency Program

Please call 717-436-8953 ext. 2 for more information.

Conservation Reserve Program:  Incentive and land rental payments to remove land from production along streams and establish riparian vegetation, grass buffers/filter strips, install watering systems for livestock, or install surface water practices such as waterways. Program administered through the USDA FSA.