EQIP Now Includes AWEP

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP), established in the new farm bill to promote water conservation and quality improvement, allows up to $58.4 million in financial assistance to agricultural producers and entities.
The 2008 farm bill expanded the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to include AWEP offering financial and technical assistance to help farmers and ranchers carry out water enhancement activities that conserve ground and surface water and improve water quality on agricultural lands such as cropland, pasture, grassland and rangeland.