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EQIP deadline nears

If you're an agricultural operator who wants to to considered for 2017 funding through a popular conservation program, you're almost out of time. June 1, 2016, is the deadline to apply for 2017 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives...

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If you’re an agricultural operator who wants to to considered for 2017 funding through a popular conservation program, you’re almost out of time.

 

June 1, 2016, is the deadline to apply  for 2017 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, or EQIP.

 

In the program, the National Resources Conservation Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides funding and technical assistance to help farmers and ranchers implement conservation practices that provide environmental benefits to help sustain agricultural operations. The voluntary program helps private landowners and operators defray the costs of installing conservation practices.

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NRCS accepts conservation program applications year-round, but applications for 2017 funding consideration must be submitted by June 1, 2016. Applications made after the June 1 cutoff will be considered in the next funding cycle.

 

Fore more information, contact your local NRCS service center.

 

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