February 2014


Logan County Committee Member Farewell and Thank You

We wish a big THANK YOU to Rod Conklen for serving a full term of 9 years with the Logan County FSA Committee.  We are very grateful for the years of service to his community by helping perserve the grass roots system in Federal Agriculture policy. Rod will be replaced by Dennis Ramlow of Lincoln, IL. 

We also congratulate Dennis Ramlow for his willigness to serve on the County Committee and represent LAA #1 (Prairie Creek, Orvil, Sheridan, West Lincoln, Corwin, and Broadwell Townships). 

Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Compliance

Landowners and operators are reminded that in order to receive benefits from USDA, they must be compliant with Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provisions. 

Farmers with HEL determined soils must apply tillage, crop residue and rotation requirements as specified in their conservation plan or approved system. 

Producers should notify FSA prior to conducting land clearing or drainage projects to ensure compliance.  Landowners and operators can complete form AD-1026 Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification to determine whether a referral to Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for a technical determination is necessary.  

For more information on Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions, contact a FSA County Office or visit the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov

Soil & Water Conservation District - Up Coming Tree Sale

The Logan County Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting a spring tree sale.  Several varieties of evergreens, hardwoods and shrubs are available.  Prices range from $1.00 2.00 per tree.  Order forms are available online at www.loganswcd.org or call the District office at 217-735-5508 Ext. 3.  Ordering deadline is March 7, 2014.  Delivery of the trees will be in early April.  Customers will be notified of the exact delivery date in late March.