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NRCS Offers RCPP Opportunity for N.H. in Select Counties Through Partnership with AFT

Land Management and Land Rental funding available to livestock producers in New Hampshire
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Cover crops grow on a crisp fall day at an upland New Hampshire farm. Cover cropping has been demonstrated to be a climate smart agricultural practice. (Photo by NRCS, N.H.)

NRCS in N.H. is announcing an RCPP opportunity for Land Management and Land Rental funding available to livestock producers through the American Farmland Trust in select New Hampshire counties.

DOVER, N.H. (January 5, 2024) - Today, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) in New Hampshire has announced a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) opportunity for fiscal year 2024 through a partnership with American Farmland Trust (AFT).

The AFT will be accepting applications for financial assistance for Land Management and Land Rental activities under this program for livestock producers in Cheshire, Sullivan, Grafton, and Coos Counties. 

While applications are accepted year-round, the deadline for fiscal year 2024 is February 23, 2024.

The funding is part of the Western New England Regenerative Agriculture RCPP project, focused on increasing the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices in Western New England livestock farms through technical and financial assistance opportunities. The funding aims to assist livestock producers in implementing conservation practices to improve soil health or protect water quality. Examples of eligible projects include prescribed grazing, pasture and hay planting, cover crop planting, pollinator habitats, and more. 

To apply, eligible producers should contact Bill Fosher (bfosher@farmland.org, 413-335-5275) for assistance, and indicate their interest in this specific RCPP project (2311 - Regenerative Agriculture in New England) on their application. 

To learn more about the project Western New England Regenerative Agriculture RCPP project website.

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