USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia recently announced sign-up for a couple of programs is underway. But, in order to be considered for fiscal year 2022 funding, applications must be submitted by November 5, 2021.
The programs in this signup are the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).
Georgia State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph invites producers to contact their local NRCS office.
Through EQIP, 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.
ACEP is a program that has two components, Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE). Applications for the ACEP-ALE are accepted from eligible partners, while WRE applications are accepted directly from producers on eligible lands.
More information can be found on the GA NRCS website.