NRCS Application Notice, Apply NOW!

NRCS Notice Applications Due December 21st, 2012

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) photo (6)reminds potential applicants to contact their local NRCS office soon to find out if they are The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that eligible for the agency’s most common Farm Bill Programs (Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program, Agricultural Management Assistance Program, and Conservation Stewardship Program). Applications for the second ranking period of 2013 are due at NRCS offices by close of business on December 21, 2012.
The NRCS Office Locator is available at www.pia.nrcs.usda.gov.

 
“We are encouraging farmers and ranchers to utilize the federal funding available to
help improve conservation on private land,” said Mr. Angel Figueroa, NRCS Director of the Pacific Islands Area (PIA).

Provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers through contracts up to a maximum term of ten years in length. These contracts provide financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns and for opportunities to improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland. In addition, a purpose of EQIP is to help producers meet Federal, State, Tribal and local environmental regulations.
The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for conservation-minded landowners who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat on agricultural land, nonindustrial private forest land, and Indian land.

Learn more about Farm Bill Programs and find out about other NRCS services at
www.pia.nrcs.usda.gov.

 

 

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The Big Island Farm Bureau (BIFB) is a Multi-County 501c5 Non-Profit Farm Bureau representing agriculture on Hawaii Island. Our mission is to be the "Voice of Agriculture" by promoting, representing & protecting agriculture on Hawaii Island. We are affiliated with the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation. We are self supporting through projects, events & our social enterprise project Hawaii AgVentures; Membership fees are not charged for our services/programs.

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