Ron Brooks, EQIP Program Manager
Signups for USDA Farm Bill Programs Run Through November 16, 2012
For More Information:
Alexis Collins, Public Affairs Specialist: 208.685.6978
Boise, ID, October 18, 2012 – Producers interested in applying for several popular Natural Resources Conservation Service programs must complete applications by November 16, 2012 to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2013. The specific programs are the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Organic, On Farm Energy, Seasonal High Tunnel and Working Lands for Wildlife Initiatives.
The On-Farm Energy Initiative offers producers the opportunity to develop Agricultural Energy Management Plans that assess their farms’ energy consumption for equipment and farm facilities. Or it can help producers to implement conservation practices identified in their Agricultural Energy Management Plan.
The Seasonal High Tunnel Pilot Initiative helps producers plan for and install steel-framed, polyethylene-covered structures that extend the growing season.
For more information on these programs as well as eligibility requirements, stop by your local USDA service center or visit NRCS online at http://www.id.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/.
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