Reducing soil tillage has multiple benefits including reduced soil erosion, fuel use, time, and labor. Building soil organic matter. Improved soil structure and maintaining options for soil warm up and dry down in the spring months.  

We offer up to $15.00/acre to implement no-till and/or strip till (e.g. labor, equipment use) with a maximum payment of $2,000.00 per farmer per. 

Cost-Share Programs

Below are applications or information for active cost-share programs

2021 Cover Crop Cost-Share

Cover Crops have many different benefits such as reducing erosion, suppressing weeds, reducing soil compaction, food for the micro-organisms, additional forage, and nitrogen fixing. Renville SWCD offers our technical assistance in assisting producers in making a plan that best suits their goals. 

 

We offer up to 75% of cost to plant cover crops(e.g. seed, labor, equipment use, seed incorporation) with a maximum payment of $2,000.00 per farmer per year. 

2021 Reduced Tillage Cost-Share

2021 Participation Opportunities for Restoration Projects and Credit Purchases

 

On February 22, 2021 BWSR simultaneously issued three requests for proposal (RFP) and announced an easement sign-up period all directed at acquiring and generating wetland credits in targeted areas of the state.  The RFPs and easement sign up period represent opportunities for current wetland bank account holders interested in selling deposited credits and persons interested in restoring wetlands to enter into agreements with the State for the development of wetland credits.  General information on the opportunities available and a comparison of the restoration project options is provided below.  Specific information, including copies of the State register notice for each RFP and the application materials, are provided under each option heading.

 

Applications for each of these opportunities will be accepted until 2:30 pm on April 7, 2021.