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Sign up today for USDA Climate-Smart Ag & Forestry Conservation Programs in Rhode Island

NRCS Rhode Island encourages RI farmers and forest landowners to sign up for Climate-Smart activity funding under the Inflation Reduction Act
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To build soil health, cattle graze cover crops on land not currently in vegetable production at Square Peg Farm, which is a certified organic produce farm located near Forest Grove, Oregon.

NRCS encourages Rhode Island farmers and forest landowners to sign up for Climate-Smart agriculture & forestry conservation programs before Dec. 15 cut-off date for our first round of FY2024 funding.

  • Are you an RI Farmer or Forest Landowner?

  • Do you want to –

    • Improve your Farm or Forest Health?

    • Improve Wildlife Habitat on your Land?

    • Have Cleaner Air and Water?

    • Start a Community Garden?

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Rhode Island has funding to help Ocean State farmers and forest landowners implement Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Mitigation Activities through our Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). This Inflation Reduction Act funding is the largest climate and conservation investment in history!

Climate-smart conservation practices and activities can provide our customers with significant benefits, including improved forest & soil health, water quality, pollinator and wildlife habitat and air quality; wildfire mitigation; reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased carbon sequestration, in addition to financial benefits.

We offer a variety of practices like cover crops, tree planting, composting facilities, pasture & hay planting, wildlife habitat planting, efficient irrigation systems and more! Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2023, for the first round of fiscal year 2024 funding. Call your local NRCS Field Office or Conservation District Office (see listing below) for more information.

Learn more about NRCS climate-smart agriculture and forestry activities and practices:

Call NRCS Rhode Island today to see how we can help you help your land!

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