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2013 Applicant Eligibility for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program

To be eligible to participant in EQIP, an applicant must:

  • be an individual, legal entity, or joint operation
  • have signature authority if applicant is an entity or joint operation
  • be an agricultural producer that is engaged in livestock or agricultural production, including forestry, or be an owner of agricultural lands, nonindustrial private forestlands, or other lands on which agricultural products, livestock, or forest-related products are produced and natural resource concerns can be addressed
  • have control of the land for the life of the proposed contract
  • if structural practices will be installed on land that is not owned by the applicant, the applicant must have written concurrence from the landowner
  • be in compliance with the highly erodible land (HEL) and wetland conservation (Swampbuster) compliance provisions of the 1985 Food Security Act
  • be within the payment limitations of the program

For More Information

For more information and updates about EQIP, please refer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site, the national NRCS EQIP Web site, or contact one of the Montana NRCS personnel listed below.


Kris Berg, Program Specialist
Phone: 406-587-6849
Email: Kris.Berg

Tim Ouellette, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Phone: 406-587-6794
Email: Tim.Ouellette