BUFFER STRIP PROGRAM
Croplands adjacent to perennial and seasonal streams, ponds, and wetlands can be enrolled in the buffer strip program. This program is designed to filter agrichemicals such as fertilizer and pesticides before they enter surface and groundwater supplies.
Land eligible for enrollment in this program is cropland adjacent to perennial streams, intermittent streams, wetlands, or permanent bodies of water or existing buffer strips established after January 1, 1996, along with these areas.
The contract length is not less than five or more than ten years. The payment rate differs from dryland to irrigated cropland.
More Information (source Nebraska Department of Agriculture)
- Nebraska Buffer Strip Program Handout
- Buffers: Common Sense Conservation Infographic
- Summary of Approved Applications, Contracts & Programs
- Buffers Work!
- Nebraska Buffer Strip Program Summary (All NRDs)