SWCD Grant Funding

Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District received grant funding to support soil conservation in areas affected by drought.  Click link to learn more.

Soil & Water District Grant Funding

Oregon Disaster Assistance Program

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has $40M available for farmers and ranchers recovering from natural disaster that occurred in 2021.  Click the link below for more information.

Oregon Disaster Relief Program

SBA Offers Low Interest Loans to Small Businesses

Energy Trust of Oregon Rebates/Incentives

Energy Trust of Oregon is happy to announce that we are increasing incentives for select electric and gas-saving equipment for industrial and agricultural businesses in Oregon as of April 18, 2022. We have also increased the incentive limit from $40,000 to $250,000 per site, per year.

Incentive increases are listed below and only apply to industrial and agricultural customers, unless otherwise noted. Incentives which are not included in the list below remain unchanged from previous levels. For a full list of current incentives and requirements please visit the industry and agriculture section of the Energy Trust website. Please note that incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

 

2022 HEMP Policy

Please click the link for the latest 2022 Hemp Policy revisions.

2022 HEMP Policy

Notice of Emergency Board Meeting

The NUID Board of Directors will hold an emergency board meeting on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 8:00am.  The topic will be to discuss Emergency Drought Relief Funding.  The meeting will be held via conference call.

Teleconference 1-605-562-8401  Passcode 4103052#

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the North Unit Irrigation District will be conducting their Regular Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday February 14, 2023 at 8:30 am at the Jefferson County Annex Building at 66 SE D Street, Madras, OR  97741.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss regular business.

Any submissions to the board of directors can be made in writing to the district within 48 hours of the board meeting.  

Remote participation is available via Teleconference 1-408-638-0968 Meeting ID373-976-1157 Personal Meeting ID #

 

Oregon Legislative Special Session Drought Relief Package

Late last night the Oregon Legislature passed the $98.7 million drought relief package in the second Special Session of 2021. The drought package that passed last night was a great improvement over the previous drought package having increased from $75.7 million to $98.7 with most of the additional funding being directed to Jefferson County farmers and ranchers, North Unit Irrigation District and Jefferson County.  Additional information will be shared once we understand how and when the funding will become available. The drought package provides:

$40 million in forgivable loans to producers and irrigators who have sustained losses to the drought.

$9.7 million will be directed to irrigation districts to ensure they will continue to provide critical services.

$10 million for farmworkers who had to miss work because of extreme weather conditions or smoke.

$1.5 million to direct financial support, in the form of grants, to small-scale farmers impacted by drought, heat, or wildfire.

$1 million for drought resiliency work in Jefferson County, administered through OWEB.

$3 million for emergency soil conservation fund in Jefferson County (OWEB to Jefferson SWCD).

Full details of the Special Session Drought Relief Package are attached

Please contact NUID Executive Manager, Mike Britton, with any questions.

Special Session Drought Relief Package

Town Hall Meeting (Live Streamed Recording)

North Unit Irrigation District Town Hall Meeting

(PAST OCCURENCE) Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Jefferson County Fairgrounds Maccie/Conroy Building

 

Watch Town Hall Recording: Watch the recorded Town Hall on our North Unit YouTube, or Facebook page.