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USDA Assistance Available for Repairing Conservation Practices on Maryland Farms

ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 8, 2018 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing technical and financial assistance to help farmers in Maryland repair failed conservation practices following recent severe storms and flash flooding. Producers in disaster declared counties including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Dorchester, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester must sign up for assistance by August 25, 2018.

The funding is available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to address water quality concerns due to failure of ag waste systems, stream crossings, and other in-field conservation practices.

NRCS accepts EQIP applications year-round in a continuous signup. But landowners must submit their applications by August 25 to be considered for this disaster repair funding.  Farmers should visit with their local USDA service center to apply.

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