Craig Miner, county executive director of USDAs Farm Service Agency in Addison County, announced that FSA is still soliciting public input about the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and suggest ideas about improving ECP for the future. Interested individuals have until close of business on Dec. 24 to submit comments for consideration. ECP provides emergency funding and technical assistance for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and for carrying out emergency water conservation measures in periods of severe drought. According to Miner, ECP currently offers qualified applicants assistance of up to 75 percent of the cost to implement approved emergency conservation practices as determined by FSA county committees. Written comments on and requests for copies of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) should be directed to ECP SEIS, Geo-Marine Incorporated, 2713 Magruder Blvd., Suite D, Hampton, Va. 23666-1572.