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2004 General Description

Idaho 2004 State EQIP Sign-Up and Application Information

General DescriptionEnvironmental Quality Inventives Program: Photo of NRCS District Conservationist and farmer

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), re-authorized in the 2002 Farm Bill. The program supports production agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals.  Through EQIP, farmers may receive financial and technical help with structural and management conservation practices on agricultural land.

EQIP may pay up to 75 percent of eligible conservation practice costs.  Incentive payments may be made to encourage a farmer to adopt land management practices, such as nutrient management, manure management, pasture management and wildlife habitat management.  Incentive payments are limited to three years in order to encourage land owners to adopt better management.

NRCS accepts applications for EQIP all year, with one or more ranking periods set annually.  The deadline for consideration of fiscal year 2004 applications closes in Idaho on February 13, 2004.  The ranking period for 2004 applications will be February 23 through April 9, 2004.  The fiscal year 2005 application and ranking periods have not been determined.  Sign-ups are conducted at USDA Service Centers or customers may obtain the necessary forms on-line and mail or fax in an application.  If an application is faxed, the applicant must later sign the forms in person at a USDA Service Center since original signatures are required.

2004 EQIP General Program Description Documents

2004 EQIP Conservation Practice Protocols and Ranking Documents
Links to Other Useful Documents for the 2004 EQIP Program

The following document will require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Adobe Acrobat DocumentEQIP Fact Sheet (112 KB)

Adobe Acrobat DocumentIdaho's EQIP Success (106 KB)


Idaho EQIP Fiscal Year 2004 Contacts

Please contact the District Conservationist in the USDA Service Center nearest the location of your property. 

Idaho EQIP Program Manager: 
Bob Bartholomew
Phone: (208) 378-5703