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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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Seasonal High Tunnel Update!


Seasonal High Tunnel Update!Applications for the 2011 season are available on-line  at http://www.vt.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/AMA/Index.html

Contact our local NRCS staff if you are interested in applying for high tunnel funding: RUTLAND SERVICE CENTER 170 S. Main Street Suite 4 Rutland, VT 05701-4557 (802) 775-8034

In FY 2010, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) obligated $13 million for 2,422 seasonal high tunnels in 43 states for an average price of $5,367.  After a quick look at the amounts approved across the country, at average of $9,016 each, Maine may have had the highest amount approved for their 19 tunnels in the first year of this initiative. The number of high tunnels ranged quite a lot between states. The least number of high tunnels ranged from a low of 6 in Wyoming and 8 in Delaware to a high of 184 in Wisconsin at a total cost of $762,518. USDA-NRCS in New Hampshire obligated funds for 79 high tunnels, at one of the highest prices of $8,929 per site.  While in Vermont, 79 tunnels were approved obligating a respectful $625,324.

For a breakdown of 2010 high tunnel commitments you can download the attached document or go to: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/success-stories/hightunnels/2010tunneldollars.html