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Assistance Helps Farmers, Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

Chakesha Harvey

Application deadline for financial assistance March 6

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 3, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until March 6 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2020 funding. Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis for all programs, funding selections are typically made once a year.

Through EQIP, agricultural landowners may receive financial and technical assistance to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals and related resources. Eligible land includes cropland, rangeland, pastureland, private non-industrial forestland and other farm or ranch lands. The application deadline also applies to the following EQIP-funded initiatives: