Falling Gas Prices & Wildfire Recovery Funding
NRCS in Oregon now has some funding available to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners recover from wildfire impacts on private agricultural and forest lands. The funding will target areas with the most extreme fire severity in Baker, Grant and Malheur counties. Lorraine Vogt, District Conservationist with the NRCS in Oregon says the funding will be used to help producers install post-fire conservation practices, primarily seeding and erosion control practices.
VOGT: Just come in and get signed up. If they're wanting to sign up for cost share they need to get into our offices before October 16th. If they're just wanting some technical resources, we have that on hand. So if folks just want to know what should I be reseeding or what things should I be looking at we have those materials ready and on-hand if someone stops by or calls in we can send them
You might have noticed that the price of gasoline has once again been going down and it's expected to keep going for a while. As of today, oil companies are changing to winter grade gasoline and that may signal an increase but unless the price of crude skyrockets the cost at the pump should be fairly steady. The average price for a gallon of gas at the pump is $2.44. The lowest price is clear on the opposite end of the U.S. in Charleston, South Carolina just $1.94. Highest...LA at $3.44.
That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.