USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants farmers, ranchers and forest land owners to know they have until November 20 to apply for financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2021 funding. Florida State Conservationist, Juan Hernandez, says EQIP has something for everybody.
Through EQIP, agricultural landowners may receive financial and technical assistance to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals and related resources. Eligible land includes cropland, rangeland, pastureland, private non-industrial forestland and other farm or ranch lands.
While EQIP applications are accepted on a continuous basis for all programs, funding selections are typically made once a year and this deadline is November 20.
For more information and to sign-up, contact your local USDA NRCS office.