From time to time we talk about signup deadlines for various programs through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). But NRCS wants to remind producers all of the programs it offers do have continuous signup. NRCS Acting Chief, Kevin Norton, wants you to know that includes the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).
NRCS offers a variety of voluntary programs to eligible landowners and agricultural producers and they can provide financial and technical assistance to help manage natural resources in a sustainable manner. Through these programs the agency approves contracts to provide financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns or opportunities to help save energy, improve soil, water, plant, air, animal and related resources on agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land. To learn more, contact your local USDA Service Center.