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2013 EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative

District Conservationist Tommy Wiltbank stands with Kent County producer in his high tunnel.Seasonal High Tunnel Pilot Initiative:  NRCS helps producers plan and implement high tunnels that extend growing seasons in an environmentally safe manner.  High tunnel benefits include better plant and soil quality, fewer nutrients and pesticides in the environment, and better air quality due to fewer vehicles being needed to transport crops.  Over the past three years in Delaware, 24 producers have signed contracts totaling $141, 000 to install seasonal high tunnels on their farms

Although applications will be taken on a continuous basis throughout the year, Delaware’s three application cut-off dates for FY2013 will end on Dec. 21, 2012, Jan. 18, and Feb. 15, 2013.  The assistance, funded through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), will be announced after Congressional approval of the new Farm Bill.

Program Contact -Seasonal High Tunnel initiative

Email: Tim Garrahan, Farm Bill Program Manager
Phone: 302-678-4260

Technical Contact - Seasonal High Tunnel initiative

Email: Sally Griffith-Kepfer, State Resource Conservationist
Phone: (302) 678-4182