Surge valve grant for Valley farmers

  • 12 November 2013 - Southwest Farm Press
  • "Valley farmers who missed out on a special pilot program that provided a limited number of participating farmers the chance to purchase surge valves in July at a significantly reduced price will have another opportunity to take advantage of a grant-funded program Thursday, Nov. 14, during a special Surge Valve Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Annex Farm in Mercedes.
  • The event gets underway at 10 a.m. when the efficiency of the surge valve irrigation system is demonstrated by representatives of the Harlingen Irrigation District and Texas AgriLife technicians. At the end of the demonstration participants can purchase surge valves at a reduced grant price, made possible by a WaterSMART grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation."