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Money offered for organic agriculture in Nebraska





LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service says May 20 is the deadline to sign up for the next round of funding in a conservation initiative that nourishes organic farming in Nebraska.






The money helps organic producers and those transitioning to organic production. It supports their move to natural resource conservation practices.






This is the third year of the Organic Initiative. Last year, the conservation service obligated $24 million nationally. Of that, nearly $1 million went to Nebraska producers.






Organic producers may use the money to plant cover crops, establish integrated pest management plans or implement nutrient management systems. Other conservation practice options are available.






Information is available at Natural Resources Conservation Service service centers. More information also is available online.






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Online:






Organic Initiative: http://www.ne.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/EQIP_Organic_Initiative.html.









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