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NRCS Sets April 18 Application Deadline for Wildlife Assistance

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced an April 18 deadline for Missouri landowners to apply for financial assistance to improve wildlife habitat on their farms and ranches.

Assistant State Conservationist Katura Wright said the new Farm Bill specifies using a portion of NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding for practices benefiting wildlife. She said the funding is intended to help farmers and ranchers enhance habitat for upland and wetland wildlife, threatened and endangered species, and other types of wildlife identified as rare or declining species.

“Many types of land, including grassland, woodland, wetlands, stream and riparian areas, agricultural land and non-agricultural land may be eligible for these funds,” Wright said.
Wright said that applications for assistance can be made year-long at NRCS offices. However, only applications received by April 18 will be included in the next application-ranking pool.
To apply for assistance or to get more information about this and other NRCS programs, contact the NRCS office serving your county.