The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho has set a May 17 deadline to apply for Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding for part of the Farmers Cooperative Ditch Co. regional partnership north of Parma.

It features a sediment basin connected to the ditch company’s canal.

NRCS is accepting applications only for on-farm practices, such as those related to erosion control, water use efficiency and soil health, state spokeswoman Mindi Rambo said. The basin began operating March 25, when its head gate was opened.

EQIP helps producers complete conservation projects and make related management changes on farms or ranches. Participation, which is voluntary, helps private landowners with installation costs.

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