April 24, 2018
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Friday, December 20, 2013 is the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration for conservation program financial assistance in Fiscal Year 2014. Interested agricultural land owners and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill should contact the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee. Pending the availability of funds, additional evaluation periods may occur and cutoff dates will be posted on the Tennessee website at http://www.tn.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/.
The application deadline applies to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and EQIP National Initiatives and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) and WHIP National Initiatives. “When landowners take part in conservation cost share programs, the funds filter through the community, and the initial investment rolls over several times, benefitting the whole area,” said Kevin Brown, Tennessee NRCS State Conservationist. The funds from both EQIP and WHIP help farmers improve the natural resources on private working lands in Tennessee. Conservation practices help the environment while also making the land more productive by addressing issues like water quantity, water and air quality, wildlife habitat, and soil health.
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