NRCS accepting applications for Three-County Yellowstone Region Conservation Project

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Agricultural producers in Big Horn, Carbon, and Yellowstone counties have until Jan. 18, 2019, to apply for financial assistance for conservation practices funded through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

Last year, a proposal led by MillerCoors was accepted by NRCS to be funded through RCPP. Through the program, NRCS and its local partners help producers install and maintain conservation activities on regional or watershed scales. Partners leverage RCPP funding in project areas and report on the benefits achieved.

The Yellowstone Regional Agricultural Sustainability RCPP project provides for a special funding pool that NRCS uses to fund irrigation improvement and conservation practices in Big Horn, Carbon, and Yellowstone counties.

The RCPP project promotes additional conservation practices for farmers using beet or barley crop rotations including documentation of irrigation water usage. Through the project, records will be collected pertaining to irrigation water management and usage, nutrient and pest management, cover crops, yields, and timing. 

To apply for financial assistance, visit your local USDA service center. The address and phone number for each is below;

Yellowstone County – 1629 Avenue D Building A, Suite 4, Billings or 406-657-6135

Big Horn County – 724 3rd St. West, Hardin, or 406-665-3442

Carbon County – 606 W. Front Street, Joliet or 406-962-3641


The Carbon County News

Street Address:

11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 970, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone: 406-446-2222

Fax: 406-446-2225

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