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Enhancements Made to New EQIP Rule

Clint Thompson USDA-NRCS

Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released the final rule for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The rule updates USDA’s flagship program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrates feedback from agricultural producers and others. NRCS received nearly 600 comments on the interim final rule, which was published December 17, 2019. NRCS …

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EQIP Application Deadline in Florida is November 20

Dan Economy, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants farmers, ranchers and forest land owners to know they have until November 20 to apply for financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2021 funding. Florida State Conservationist, Juan Hernandez, says EQIP has something for everybody. Through EQIP, agricultural landowners may receive financial and technical assistance to improve soil, water, …

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USDA-NRCS in Georgia Holding State Technical Committee Meetings

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia will be hosting two meetings of the State Technical Committee via teleconference on November 12 and 19, both from 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Coordinates for the teleconferences will be provided to non-Committee members who pre-register by emailing: tyler.wilhite@usda.gov by close of business two days before each meeting date. …

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USDA Announces Full-Cycle Special EQIP Funding Available in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Economy, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Ben Malone has announced availability of Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds for farmers who were affected by recent heavy rainfall. Applications for financial assistance will be accepted through December 4, 2020. Alabama counties recently experienced extensive damage due to extreme wind speeds and high rainfall amounts. This caused excessive soil …

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Florida NRCS Offers Hurricane Sally Recovery Help

Dan Economy, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is providing Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds to help agricultural producers affected by Hurricane Sally. But the deadline to apply for financial assistance is Nov. 13. Florida State Conservation, Juan Hernandez, explains what counties are involved in this sign up. Financial assistance will fund the following conservation practices: conservation cover, cover crops, critical area planting, …

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USDA Financial Assistance Announced for Hurricane Sally Recovery Efforts in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Economy, USDA-NRCS

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Ben Malone has announced availability of Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds for Farmers and Ranchers that were affected by Hurricane Sally. Applications for financial assistance will be accepted through November 13, 2020. Alabama counties in Hurricane Sally’s path experienced extensive damage due to extreme wind speeds and …

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EQIP Sign-Up Continues in Georgia

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants Georgia agricultural producers and landowners to know sign up continues for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Those who want to be considered for this year’s technical and financial assistance should apply by November 20, 2020. While customers can apply year round, this application cutoff announcement is for all …

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New Rule Makes Enhancements to Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final rule for its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The rule updates USDA’s flagship program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrates feedback from agricultural producers and others.  “This final rule enables us to continue helping producers manage their land in the most beneficial ways possible,” said Kevin Norton, acting Chief of USDA’s …

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USDA Offers Secure New Options for Signing, Sharing Documents Online

Dan General, USDA-NRCS

Farmers and ranchers working with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or Farm Service Agency (FSA) can now sign and share documents online in just a few clicks. By using Box or OneSpan, producers can digitally complete business transactions without leaving their homes or agricultural operations. Both services are free, secure, and available for multiple NRCS and FSA programs. Box is a secure, cloud-based site …

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USDA Updates RCPP Announcement to Clarify Forestry Eligibility

Clint Thompson Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Proposal deadline for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program extended to November 30 WASHINGTON, October 14, 2020 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today re-posted a revised Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding announcement, inviting potential conservation partners to submit project proposals for federal funding. NRCS will award up to $360 million to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the …