Agricultural producers and landowners in Florida are reminded the deadline to apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Friday, September 2nd. Through EQIP, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida can provide producers and landowners with financial resources and one-on-one help to plan and implement improvements that address resource concerns.
Once an application has been filed, the local NRCS conservation planner will have a one-on-one consultation with the applicant to identify their goals and objectives for the land and assess the condition of natural resources. The conservation planner will present conservation practices or systems to address and enhance these natural resources. The amount of financial assistance available can vary based on practice priority and applicant status.
While applications are accepted for EQIP throughout the year, the current funding cycle closes on September 2, 2022 in Florida. Producers and landowners interested can submit applications to their local NRCS office, and all applications received after that date will be considered for a future funding cycle.
For more information, contact NRCS at your local USDA Service Center.