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 these areas.
The contract length is not less than five or more than ten years. Payment rate differs from dry land 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)