Alabama landowners are being reminded that if you missed the October 19th deadline to sign-up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), signup is continuous for EQIP through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat.
Agricultural producers and owners of non-industrial private forestland and Tribes are eligible to apply for EQIP. Eligible land includes cropland, rangeland, pastureland, non-industrial private forestland and other farm or ranch lands.
So while NRCS does establish application “cut-off” or submission deadline dates for evaluation, ranking and approval of eligible applications, EQIP applications are accepted on a continuous basis.