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NRCS Announces Application Deadline for Popular Program

Mindi Rambo, Public Affairs Specialist, 208 378-5720

BOISE, ID, Aug. 31, 2017 –The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho has set an Oct. 13, 2017, application deadline for its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

“We accept applications for these programs on a continuous basis however, only the applications received by Oct. 13 will be considered for funding this fiscal year,” said Morgan Bennetts, NRCS Idaho Assistant State Conservationist for Programs. “We will evaluate the applications received by this date and award contracts based on available funds.”

Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed in subsequent or special funding cycles.

EQIP helps agricultural producers complete resource conservation projects and make conservation-related management changes on their farms or ranches.  Conservation program participation is voluntary and helps private landowners and operators defray the costs of installing conservation practices.

“The Environmental Quality Incentives Program continues to be a very successful program in Idaho, offering both financial and technical assistance,” said Curtis Elke, NRCS Idaho State Conservationist. “There is a long list of available practices that planned and implemented to address farm production and environmental needs, which benefits the land and the landowner.”

For more information on these programs as well as eligibility requirements, stop by your local USDA service center or visit NRCS online at


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