If you are a farmer or rancher interested in soil, water, and/or wildlife conservation, sign-ups for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are due on or before October 16, 2015.
EQIP is a voluntary conservation program available to private landowners and operators. Farmers and ranchers may receive financial and technical help to install conservation practices on agricultural land.
There are several options available to producers through EQIP, including cost share and technical assistance to apply conservation measures on cropland and rangeland, animal feeding operations, and establishing or enhancing wildlife habitat. NRCS staff are available to assist in determining the EQIP options available.