At the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board of directors November meeting, they approved issuing 94 cease and desist orders to producers for failure to submit crop report forms for the CPNRD’s Nitrogen Management Program.
Landowners have been notified of the violations. More than 900 producers are in the Phase II/III program, and must file reports for all crops grown including corn, sorghum, potatoes, beans, alfalfa and all small grains. The form includes actual crop results for the 2017 crop year and planning for the 2018 crop year.
The annual report forms are due March 31 as part of the District’s Groundwater Quality Management Program.
Producers received notices in January, April and October about required action. Irrigated acres under a cease and desist order cannot be irrigated until they are compliant.