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Florida NRCS Severe Erosion Signup Ends Dec 4

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is providing Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds to help agricultural producers address severe erosion and irrigation retrofit. But, applications for financial assistance are due Friday, December 4. Producers in these counties are eligible to apply: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Gulf, Calhoun, and Bay counties. Florida State Conservationist, Juan Hernandez, …

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EQIP Signup for Alabama Farmers Affected by Heavy Rains Ends Friday

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind farmers that were affected by recent heavy rainfall, sign up for Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds ends Friday, December 4, 2020. Alabama counties recently experienced extensive damage due to extreme wind speeds and high rainfall amounts which caused excessive soil erosion and damage …

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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 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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EQIP is the Workhorse of Conservation

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

Many landowners are familiar with EQIP, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. It provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver a variety of environmental benefits. According to NRCS Associate Chief, Kevin Norton, EQIP is the workhorse of conservation. Norton told Southeast AgNet that programs through EQIP are not just about traditional crop production. Learn more …

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NRCS Announces EQIP Sign-Up

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up is underway in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Alabama NRCS Announces EQIP Sign-Up USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has announced the 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up is underway. The application deadline is February 28, 2020 for farmers, ranchers and private landowners …