Mississippi EQIP Program
EQIP provides cost sharing to help farmers with manure storage and conservation practices. Two EQIP sign-ups are currently underway: the statewide sign-up for waste storage facilities, and the county sign-ups for conservation practices. All sign-ups are conducted at USDA Service Centers in Mississippi.
Farmers can apply for rate of compensation for many types of manure storage and conservation practices.
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. It supports production agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, farmers may receive financial and technical help with structural and management conservation practices on agricultural land.
EQIP was re-authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill and is administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
EQIP provides participants with a unit of compensation for eligible conservation practices. Payments are made to encourage a farmer to adopt land management practices, such as nutrient management, manure management, integrated pest management, and wildlife habitat management.
Mississippi FY 2014 Overview
2014 Statewide EQIP Program Practice, Rates and Ranking Information
Conservation Program Application (PDF; 40KB)
Visit the link below for information by county for all local work group meetings.
Local Work Group Meetings by County
Archived EQIP Program Practices, Rates and Ranking Information
Kevin Kennedy, (Acting) Asst. State Conservation (Programs)
Phone: (601) 965-5205 ext. 2111
Clarence Finley, Resource Conservationist
Phone: (601) 965-4339 ext. 2114
If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Yolanda Jackson at 601-965-4139 ext. 2166.