Cover Crop Delayed Termination Incentive approved

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MDA has announced that the necessary funding is available for the Cover Crop Delayed Termination incentive.  Cover crop planted prior to November 12 that is terminated on or after May 1 will be eligible for a $10/acre incentive.  Cover crop planted between the November 12 and December 1 second planting extension deadline are not eligible […]

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District Office now accepting E&S plans from engineers

The District Office is now accepting erosion and sediment control plans for review but is still closed to the public.  To drop off a plan, please knock on the office door and someone will assist you.  We are continuing to review and approve plans following our temporary closure.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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District office temporarily closed

The District office is temporarily closed and not receiving plans from engineers.  Plans ready for pick up are not available to be distributed during this time.  The MDA and NRCS staff is still operating under their agencies protocols and guidelines and can be contacted by phone.  The main phone list will go to voicemail. Thanks […]

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Tankersley is Frederick SCD Cooperator of the Year

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Frederick Soil Conservation District recently presented Garvin Tankersly III a sign recognizing him as the 2020 Cooperator of the Year.  Show in the photo are Bobby Myers, SCD supervisor, Garvin Tankersley III, and Bobby Black SCD associate supervisor who also provide a basket of apples to the winner.  Click here to read about the conservation […]

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Catoctin SCD names Cooperator of the Year

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Left to RIght in photo:  Brandy, Luke, Matthew, and Michael Lewis, Catoctin board members Rene Grossnickle, John Falkenstein, John Orlowski, and Adam Holter. The Catoctin SCD is proud to recognize Whispering Acres Farm, the Lewis Family, as 2020 Cooperator of the Year.  Click here for more details about the Lewis’ beef cattle grazing operation and […]

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Additional cover crop planting extension

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MDA has extended the final planting date for cover crop acres until December 1 due to wet weather conditions in parts of the state.  There are limitations on these acres planted after November 12.  The only eligible crops are wheat, speltz, rye, and triticale.  The only approved planting methods are no-till, broadcast with light, miminum, or vertical […]

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Cover Crop planting extension

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MDA has announced an extension of the planting deadline for the Cover Crop program.  The last date to plant is November 12.  Only wheat, rye, triticale, and speltz are eligible species and the only planting methods are no-till, conventional, broadcast-light tillage, and vertical tillage.  The last reporting date is also extended until November 19.

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Cover crop reporting

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The cover crop planting period has 3 weeks remaining.  If you have already planted cover crop in prior to the first planting tier, you should report that to your cover crop staff member.  If you are not sure who that is, contact the district office and we’ll provide the contact information.  You will need to […]

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Cover crop planting period begins

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August 15 begins the planting window for the MACS cover crop program.  Approval letters are being sent out to applicants as they are reviewed by the MACS Office.  If you are aerial seeding, remember to get your applicator to sign and date the FSA maps for any fields that are aerial seeded.

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Cover crop application and instructions

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The MACS Cover Crop program is now accepting applications.  You may drop off completed applications at the district office of mail them to us.  They must be postmarked by July 17 to be accepted.  If you are new to the program or did not receive an application in the mail, use the links below to download […]

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