By: Ray Baynton
Published: Blackburn News, April 23rd, 2013 

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The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is taking applications for the Grassland Farm Incentive Program.

That program offers money to complete farm projects that will strengthen your operation while supporting grassland birds.
It relies on a competitive bid system and environmental benefit index.
The idea is to reward proposed projects that show the greatest environmental merit for the government dollars invested.
Applications need to include things like the projects you’d like to complete, how much they’ll cost, knowledge of vegetation in your fields and information on your grazing management system.
To qualify you have to have a valid Farm Business Registration Number, an Environmental Farm Plan and an active email address.
You also need access to high-speed internet.
The application process for the Grassland Farm Incentive Program is done online only through the Ontario Soil & Crop Association website.
Deadline for applications is May 15th …


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