USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia has announced the statewide cutoff for fiscal year 2022 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding. All Georgia agricultural producers and landowners who wish to be considered for this year’s technical and financial assistance should apply by November 5, 2021.
While customers can apply year round, this application cutoff announcement 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.
Georgia State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph said, “In times like these, we hope Georgia’s farmers, ranchers and private landowners know that the USDA-NRCS is here to help them by making best use of their land and natural resources. EQIP is one of the most utilized tools in our conservation toolbox that helps our customers achieve their economic and environmental goals.”
Assistance is available to help producers and landowners plan and implement conservation practices to provide environmental benefits on cropland, pasture, forestland, and associated agricultural land, including animal feeding operations. As a result, EQIP helps to improve water quantity and quality, build healthier soil, improve grazing and forest lands, conserve energy, enhance organic operations, as well as establish or improve wildlife habitat.
For more information, contact your local USDA Service Center.