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Agricultural Best Management Practices (Ag BMP) low interest loans

Thu, Jan 17th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Anne Koliha, Feedlot Engineering Technician

Loan dollars are available to help correct existing water quality problems and used to restore or protect water quality. At an interest rate of 3 percent and for a term of 5 to 10 years, many local lenders participate in this program to assist landowners in protecting our water quality.

Eligible practices include:

•Feedlot fixes

•Manure handling equipment

•Conservation practices (Terraces, Waterways, Grade Stabilization Structures)

•Conservation Equipment (no-till equipment)

•Replacement of Failing Septic systems

•Sealing of wells

•Well Replacement

•Variable Rate Technology

•Secondary Fuel Containment

To start the loan application process, bring in a written estimate for the project to be completed and fill out an application at the Fillmore SWCD office. You are required to start the loan application process to secure funds at the Fillmore SWCD office before any work begins. Once the loan application is complete at the SWCD office you will then go to one of the participating program lenders to finish up the details and terms of the loan with them.

These funds are limited each year so they are on a first-come, first serve basis. For further information or to apply for the loan please contact Anne Koliha or Donna Rasmussen at the Fillmore SWCD Office at 507-765-3878 ext 3.

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