Funding Available For Planter Dust Deflectors; Manure Application Mods

Farmers in the Lake Erie and Southeast Shores of Lake Huron (GLASI) watersheds may be eligible for two new funding programs administered by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA).

The first initiative provides financial support to those who have installed or would like to install dust deflectors on pneumatic seeding equipment, with a 75% cost-share option, up to $3,000 per farm business.

Those farmers and farm business custom applying manure and biosolids may be eligible for funding BMP updates, including modifications to equipment that will protect soil, minimize spills and improve accuracy. Those interested must have a Nutrient Application Technician License or a Prescribed Materials Application Business License. The program is a 75% cost-share, and is available up to $25,000 per eligible business.

Those who are interested are encouraged to acted quickly, as eligible invoice dates only extend until March 31, 2015. Both programs are retroactive to April 1, 2014. The two programs operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Both brochures are attached and can be found on our website under GLASI on the cost-share programs page here:

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