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Application Deadline for EQIP Sign-Up Nearing

Mindi Rambo, Public Affairs Specialist, 208.378.5720

BOISE, ID, May 15, 2017 –The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho has a May 25, 2018, application deadline for a second round of funding Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) projects. This application period includes special projects like, but not limited to, the Wind Erosion Prevention Project and Wildfire Hazard Fuel Reduction, and national projects such as the Sage Grouse and National Water Quality initiatives. Applications may also be submitted for more traditional projects like cover crops, soil health and water-use efficiency.

Applications for EQIP are accepted on a continuous basis, however, only the applications received by May 25 will be considered for funding during this particular cycle. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed in subsequent 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.

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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