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2006 General Description

Idaho 2006 State EQIP

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 2006 applications closes in Idaho on November 22, 2005.  The ranking period for 2006 applications will begin following the close of application acceptance.  The fiscal year 2007 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.

2006 EQIP General Program Description Documents

2006 EQIP Conservation Practice Protocols and Ranking Documents
Links to Other Useful Documents for the 2006 EQIP Program

The following documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

EQIP Fact Sheet (PDF; 112 KB)
Idaho's EQIP Success (PDF; 106 KB)



Idaho EQIP Fiscal Year 2006 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