Florida Agricultural Landowners Encouraged to Apply for EQIP

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

Courtesy: NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida (NRCS in FL) wants landowners affected by Hurricane Idalia to know they can provide assistance through conservation program contracts. More specifically, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) conservation practices can help agricultural landowners and producers address disaster related resource concerns on their land.

“The Natural Resources Conservation Service remains committed to helping the people of Florida agriculture with every means at our disposal. We can assist local farmers in repairing damages to their land and existing conservation practices caused by Hurricane Idalia,” said Walter Albarran, Acting State Conservationist. “Through EQIP, we can help farmers repair and prevent soil erosion, as well as address water quality issues or other resource concerns resulting from high rainfall events and flooding.”


Agricultural producers seeking financial assistance for additional conservation practices that may not be available through the EQIP disaster assistance sign-up, may still do so by applying through the regular continuous EQIP sign-up.

For questions, please contact your local NRCS in FL field office.