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Producers Encouraged to Learn More about EQIP

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

Each year, farmers face a unique set of challenges, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has programs to help in many cases. An example of that is the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). It provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural and forestry producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits. This includes improved water and air quality, conserved …

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USDA NRCS in Florida Accepting Applications for EQIP Urban Agricultural Initiative

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced applications are now being accepted from Florida urban agricultural producers for Urban Agriculture and Innovation Production (UAIP) projects. These projects are under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which offers producers technical and financial assistance to address resource concerns on their land. “Urban agriculture projects can help improve nutrition and food access and increase …

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Expanded Conservation Program Opportunities Available in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind landowners about several new and expanded opportunities for climate-smart agriculture in 2022. Updates include availability of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Incentive Contracts option and a Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Initiative. But, applications for this round of funding will only be accepted through Friday, February 25th, 2022. …

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Urban Agriculture Conservation Program Sign up Underway in Georgia

Dan Conservation, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia recently announced an urban agriculture focused sign up through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This targeted sign up is for farmers in Fulton, Gwinnett, and Henry counties, who are interested in producing local, healthy, sustainable food for their communities. EQIP is a voluntary conservation program which helps producers make conservation work for them. …

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USDA Offers Expanded Conservation Program Opportunities in Florida

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has announced several new and expanded opportunities for climate-smart agriculture in 2022. Updates include nationwide availability of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Incentive Contracts option. “Climate change is happening, and America’s agricultural communities are on the frontlines,” NRCS State Conservationist Juan Hernandez said. “We have to continue to support and expand the adoption …

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Conservation Program Opportunities Support Climate Smart Agriculture in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind producers and landowners across the state about several new and expanded opportunities for climate smart agriculture in 2022. These updates include availability of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Incentive Contracts option. It is a new and streamlined EQIP Cover Crop Initiative which includes added flexibilities for producers to easily re-enroll …

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USDA-NRCS Offers Continuous Signup

Dan USDA-NRCS

From time to time USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) holds batching signups for various programs. But, they want to remind producers and landowners that applications are accepted on a continuous basis for many of their programs. NRCS Chief Terry Cosby says that includes their popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). To learn more, contact your local USDA Service Center or go to the NRCS website.

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USDA-NRCS in Georgia Offers Various Conservation Practices

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Legislation through the 2018 Farm Bill continues to provide support for conservation efforts for farmers and ranchers through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia. They offer financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help make and maintain improvements on the land. Some of the programs available that can benefit operations across the state …

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Georgia State Conservationist Promotes EQIP

Dan Conservation, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

While USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia recently held a batching sign up for 2022 programs, they want to remind producers and landowners technical or financial assistance can be applied for year-round. Georgia State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph wants you to know that applications are accepted on a continuous basis, and this includes for their popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Rudolph said, …

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Florida State Conservationist Promoting EQIP

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Many producers and landowners are familiar with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). But some may not be familiar with all of the practices offered under EQIP. So, Florida State Conservationist Juan Hernandez, with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), wants you to know that EQIP applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Through EQIP, assistance is available to help producers and landowners plan and …