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EQIP Small Farms Initiative

New Mexico Small Farms and Ranches EQIP Initiative

Occasionally agricultural producers with small acreage operations have been unable to compete with larger operations for financial assistance under the EQIP. New Mexico's Small Farms and Ranches Initiative sets aside a small amount of funds for producers who meet certain acreage and income requirements.

  • Successful applicants will also be limited to $10,000 to $20,000 of financial assistance.
  • To be eligible, applicants must meet general EQIP eligibility requirements.

Small acreage farmer-rancher initiatives have been approved in the following NRCS Field Offices for FY 2013:

  • Chama
  • Las Cruces
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Lunas
  • Mora
  • Santa Rosa
  • Taos
  • Tucumcari

Practices and Payment Rates

Those who apply and are accepted into the New Mexico Small Farms and Ranches EQIP Initiative receive the same payment rates offered through the General EQIP sign-up option.