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NRCS Sets Program Funding Application Deadline for June 1

Tim Ouellette



Bozeman, Mont, May 2, 2013 - The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set a June 1, 2013, application deadline for agricultural operators to be considered for 2014 conservation program funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. 

NRCS provides funding and technical assistance to help farmers and ranchers implement conservation practices that provide environmental benefits to help sustain agricultural operations. Conservation program participation is voluntary and helps private landowners and operators defray the costs of installing conservation practices.

NRCS accepts conservation program applications year-round; however, applications for 2014 funding consideration must be submitted by June 1, 2013. Applications made after the deadline will be considered in the next funding cycle. Additional information is available from your local USDA-NRCS office.


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