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North Dakota NRCS Announces Application Deadline for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Applications due by Friday, November 17, 2017

BISMARCK, ND, September 14, 2017 – North Dakota Acting State Conservationist, Jill Howard, announced FY2018 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications are due by Friday, November 17, 2017. All applications submitted by close of business will be considered for funding in fiscal year 2018.

EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices based on identified natural resource concerns, such as soil quality, water quality, water quantity, air quality, habitat quality, and energy.

Landowners and operators who are engaged in livestock, agricultural, or forest production on eligible land and have natural resource concerns may be eligible to participate in EQIP.

Through EQIP, NRCS works with producers to develop a conservation plan and a plan of operations that both identifies appropriate conservation practices needed to address natural resource concerns and implement those identified conservation practices. Conservation plans must be developed for the entire land unit that will be included in the EQIP contract.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; however, applications must be submitted by close of business on November 17, 2017, to be considered for fiscal year 2018 funding.

To find out about EQIP or to complete an application, please visit your local NRCS service center or visit our website at




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