Signup for Conservation Incentive Contracts in Florida Ends Friday

Dan Conservation, Conservation Incentive Contracts (CIC), Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Florida, USDA-NRCS


The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants interested producers to know the signup for new Fiscal Year 2023 funding for Conservation Incentive Contracts (CIC), through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) ends Friday, March 24.

EQIP-CIC expands resource bene?ts for Florida producers through incentive conservation practices. This includes wildlife management, cover crops, nutrient management, conservation crop rotations, prescribed grazing and more. EQIP-CIC is designed to help producers improve their level of conservation and earn benefits of longer-term conservation enhancements.

All applicants must have farm records established with the USDA Farm Service Agency. Advance payment options are available for historically underserved producers.

While applications for EQIP-CIC are accepted throughout the year, interested producers should submit applications to their local NRCS office by March 24, 2023, to be considered for the 2023 ranking funding period.

To learn more contact NRCS at your local USDA Service Center.