Promoting EQIP in Florida

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Courtesy USDA/NRCS

Many producers and landowners are familiar with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). But Florida State Conservationist Juan Hernandez, with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), invites you to learn more about all of the practices offered under EQIP.

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.

And while you may hear about signup periods for various programs, those are designed to designate dollars for a specific time period. Hernandez wants producers and landowners to know NRCS programs do have continuous signups.

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, visit NRCS at your local USDA Service Center.