USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind producers across the state that all of the programs they offer have continuous signup. Alabama State Conservationist, Ben Malone, says that includes the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Through EQIP, agricultural producers receive financial and technical assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices that optimize environmental benefits on working agricultural land.
From time to time you may hear about signup periods for various programs, and those are designed to designate dollars for a specific time period. But Malone wants landowners to know NRCS programs do have continuous signups.
NRCS will help eligible producers develop an EQIP plan of operation, which will become the basis of the EQIP contract. For more information, visit NRCS at your local USDA Service Center.