The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is working to help farmers with conservation practices that improve air quality. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, NRCS will provide eligible producers with program support through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to implement cost effective and innovative practices that improve air quality.
Funds are being made available in areas whose air quality does not meet the health-based standards established for ground-level ozone pollution. In New Hampshire, this includes Rockingham, Strafford, Hillsborough, and Merrimack counties.
How to apply
Participation in the EQIP Air Quality Initiative is voluntary. Applications are received on a continuous basis. Contact your local USDA Service Center to speak with one of our conservation professionals to begin the planning and program application process. Applications for the next ranking period may be submitted anytime.