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Chris Groskreutz

Release No.: 001.22  

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ATHENS, GA, October 22, 2021 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds all Georgia agricultural producers about the recently announced batching dates for several conservation programs. To be considered for this period of Fiscal Year 2022 funding they should apply by November 5, 2021.

While customers can seek technical or financial assistance year-round, applications received after this batching date will be automatically deferred to the next funding period. This sign-up period is for all general EQIP, as well as some special initiatives such as the Longleaf Pine, On-Farm Energy, Organic, Seasonal High Tunnel and the Working Lands for Wildlife. Additionally, customers considering applying for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program or a Regional Conservation Partnership Program project (if applicable to their area), should discuss these sign-up options with your local conservationist to see if any of the initiatives or other projects are right for them. 

“As many of our customers complete their harvests for this year, we encourage them to come by or call to discuss their future conservation goals,” said Rudolph. “If the timing isn’t right to apply for a program now, we will be glad to take that application when they are ready, so as future funding is available, they’ll be ready.”

Interested producers can apply at their local USDA Service Center by submitting a Conservation Program Application (NRCS-CPA-1200).

NRCS provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain and improve our natural resources and environment. More information on NRCS conservation programs can be found at or under the Programs tab.