Producers in four central SD counties looking to tap into federal funds

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- Producers in four central South Dakota counties have a limited time to tap into federal funds to help establish windbreaks to control things like snow drifts and wind erosion.  Dillion Blaha is a Resource Unit Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  He says the ActNow funding comes from the Inflation Reduction Act.

The funding is specifically targeted toward producers in Hughes, Stanley, Sully and Potter Counties.

Blaha says the N-R-C-S has seen decent demand in central South Dakota for assistance with windbreaks and shelter belt establishment.

Around 120-thousand dollars is available in the ActNow funding for Potter, Sully, Hughes and Stanley Counties.  Producers with land in those counties can contact their local U-S-D-A Service Center to apply.  The deadline to apply for the ActNow funds is May 12th.