IID opens solicitation period for calendar year 2014 fallowing program

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 IID front yardEL CENTRO – Imperial Irrigation District has opened the solicitation period for the calendar year 2014 fallowing program at the payment rate of $125 per acre-foot. The maximum payment is $750 per acre, depending on water history and other eligibility requirements.

Applications are being accepted at the IID water manager’s office through Sept. 25, 2013.

Information on the fallowing program and the application forms have been mailed to all landowners and tenants. They are also available on the IID website at www.iid.com/2014fallowingprogram.

Fields selected to participate in the program will be paid to lie fallow from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014, during which time no water can be delivered to the contracted field.

For further information, please call the fallowing hotline at 1-760-339-9898.