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EQIP Sign-Up Deadline in Georgia is Friday

Clint Thompson Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Georgia State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind agricultural producers and landowners in Georgia that Friday, Feb. 28 is the deadline to apply for fiscal year 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding.

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This is for all general EQIP, as well as some special initiatives such as the Longleaf Pine, On-Farm Energy, Organic, Seasonal High Tunnel and the Working Lands for Wildlife. Additionally, this announcement also includes any special Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – EQIP project areas.

“NRCS is here to help Georgia’s farmers, ranchers and private landowners make the best use of their land and natural resources,” said Rudolph. “Programs like EQIP encourage management techniques that help the producer maximize their economic and environmental benefits.”

Interested producers can apply at their local USDA Service Center by submitting a Conservation Program Application (NRCS-CPA-1200).