Cost-Share Funds Available: Flow Meter Repair and VRI Upgrades

Cost-Share Funds Available: Flow Meter Repair and VRI Upgrades

Thursday, October 28, 2021
The NRD offers producers assistance with flow meter repairs and qualifying upgrades of irrigation systems. Take advantage of these funds to maximize your irrigation investment. For details on either of these cost-share opportunities, please call the office at (402) 362-6601.

Flow Meter Repair: Cost-share funding is offered at a maximum of 50 percent, not to exceed $300. To access these funds, irrigators should complete forms on the NRD website or call the office to ensure that they qualify prior to completing the repairs. The maximum cost-share per landowner for flow meter repair is $1,000 per fiscal year.  

VRI: The Variable Rate Irrigation Pilot Program provides landowner assistance for the design, installation, and technical support of VRI equipment to improve precision application of irrigation water from linear and center pivot systems. For approved VRI applications, the maximum cost-share rate is 50 percent of the current Nebraska NRCS EQIP rate (minus other cost-share funds), or 50 percent of the actual costs (minus other cost-share funds), whichever is less, up to $7,500.