2015-2016 Farm Unit Fallowing Program


Last Updated July 27, 2015

Implementation of the 2015-2016 Farm Unit Fallowing Program
Solicitation letters announcing the 2015-2016 Farm Unit Fallowing Program were mailed in February 2015. At the April 29 IID Board of Directors meeting, the board confirmed its intent to implement a mid-year 2015-2016 Farm Unit Fallowing Program. During the May 13, 2015 IID Board of Directors meeting the Board authorized the fallowed water requirement for the 2015-2016 Farm Unit Fallowing Program.

IID is implementing a July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 program with a volume of 90,000 acre-feet, equating to approximately 16,000 acres. The directors previously set the 2015-2016 Farm Unit Fallowing Program payment rate at $175 per acre-foot with 80 percent of the payment divided among the participating landowners in each farm unit, and 20 percent to the fallowed lands’ farm unit manager.

A sample of the previous program contract, owner authorization form, farm unit manager offer form, and additional fallowing program details can be found at www.iid.com/FPsolicitation

During the week of May 18, 2015 an offer will be sent to all eligible participants who replied to the February solicitation. Documents will be made available on IID’s fallowing program solicitation webpage, listed above. Questions should be directed to the fallowing hotline at 760-339-9898 or by email.

May 18, 2015

IID analyzes the returned forms and calculates the farm unit fallowing target, IID mails farm unit fallowing target to Farm Unit Managers.

June 10, 2015 Farm Unit Managers submit signed landowner authorization forms and submits a list of proposed fields to participate in the program and to be fallowed on the farm unit manager offer form.

June 10 - June 22, 2015 Contracts are distributed and executed.

June 22 - July 1, 2015 Farm unit managers provide IID final documentation for payment.

July 1, 2015 IID locks delivery gates and codes Truepoint software to block water orders for fallowed fields through June 30, 2016.

IID – Planning & Technical Services
Attention: Fallowing Program
333. E. Barioni Blvd.
Imperial, CA 92251

(760) 339-9121
Attention: Fallowing Program

2015-2016 FUFP Mitigation Reporting Mailing Cover Letter 7-30-2015 [PDF]
2015-2016 FUFP Mitigation Reporting Form 7-27-2015 [PDF]
2015-2016 Farm Unit Manager Offer Form 5-26-2015 [PDF]
2015-2016 Landowner Authorization Form 5-26-2015 [PDF]
Guide to FUFP Forms [PDF]
2015-2016 FUFP Target Mailing Cover Letter 5-18-2015 [PDF]

Implementation of the 2015-2016 Farm Unit Fallowing Program Letter

5-18-2015 [PDF]
2015-2016 FUFP Owner Information Letter 3-2-2015 [PDF]
2015-2016 FUFP Letter of Intent to FUM Solicitation 2-26-2015 [PDF]
Farm Unit Fallowing Program Description 6-23-2014 [PDF]
Farm Unit Fallowing Program - Farm Unit Manager (FUM) Agreement 6-10-2015 [PDF]
Sample Farm Unit Target Report - Explanation of Terms 4-17-2014 [PDF]
PowerPoint Presentation - Stakeholder Meetings - April 2014 [PDF]