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NRCS is Now Accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Applications for the Inflation Reduction Act Climate Smart Effort

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Wyoming's Elk Mountain

(EQIP) Applications Must be received by Monday, March 20, 2023

CASPER, Wyo. – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wyoming is currently accepting applications for enrollment into the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the Inflation Reduction Act.

The project focuses on climate-smart agriculture and forestry (CSAF) mitigation practices in Wyoming. Some of the most popular practices in Wyoming will be eligible for this effort. Some of these practices include cover crop, forest stand improvement, nutrient management, and prescribed grazing. Producers interested in implementing conservation practices to improve natural resources on their private agricultural land have until Monday, March 20, to submit applications.

The opportunities to participate in EQIP are diverse. In addition to the general EQIP project enrollment, the Program also affords socially disadvantaged, beginning, and limited resource farmers and ranchers specific opportunities to improve or enhance natural resources on their lands.  

Producers must have farm records current with the Farm Service Agency and submit a complete program application to NRCS to be considered for financial assistance through EQIP. Applications are accepted in all Wyoming NRCS USDA Service Centers for this effort. To find out more information about EQIP please visit the EQIP webpage. To locate an NRCS field office near you, please visit the USDA Service Center webpage.

When visiting with NRCS staff about the EQIP program, landowners are encouraged to inquire about NRCS’ comprehensive conservation plans. The Agency continually strives to put conservation planning at the forefront of its programs and initiatives. Conservation plans provide landowners with a comprehensive inventory and assessment of their resources, as well as an appropriate start to improving the quality of soil, water, air, plants, and wildlife on their land. 



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