EQIP Rule Comments are Due Feb. 17

Clint Thompson General


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind producers that public comments on its interim rule for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are due by February 17. There are various changes to EQIP, which NRCS Chief Matt Lohr says includes offering an advance payment option for historically underserved producers.

Electronic comments on the EQIP interim rule must be submitted through regulations.gov under Docket ID NRCS-2019-0009. For more information on how to sign up for EQIP in your state, contact your local NRCS field office.

(NRCS): http://www.nrcs.usda.gov

(regulations.gov): https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/17/2019-26872/environmental-quality-incentives-program