Producers offered payments in Grain Stubble Management Program

Incentive payments of $3 an acre are available to Chase County farmers who grow wheat and milo and let hunters onto the stubble ground.
    As part of the Nebraska Game and Parks Open Fields and Waters Program, the Grain Stubble Management Program may be something local farmers may want to look into.
    Cody Strong, a Game and Parks wildlife biologist stationed at Enders Lake Recreation Area, said applications are being taken now until Aug. 3 for the program.
    Strong outlined the details:
    Only wheat and milo stubble ground is included in the program. Stubble must be a minimum of 14 -inches tall.
    During legal Nebraska hunting seasons from September through February, hunters must be allowed onto the ground.
    Owners of ground in the program receive liability insurance coverage through Nebraska’s Recreation Liability Act.
    Signs that say the ground is in the program will be posted by Game and Parks personnel.
    Strong said contracts approved are on a year-to-year basis, as many producers rotate crops.

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