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NRCS-NY Announces Application Cutoff Dates for NRCS Conservation Programs

Rebecca Foltasz

New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces November 2, 2018 as the application cutoff date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 – signup 1.

Through the EQIP program, NRCS offers financial and technical assistance to participants to implement practices which address priority resource concerns, including soil erosion, water quality and habitat degradation. Focus areas within the EQIP program include the farmstead, soil management, habitat, forestry and grazing.  Examples of practices implemented through EQIP include: strip cropping, grassed waterways, forest stand improvement and manure storage facilities.

Applications for Conservation Activity Plans, High Tunnels, and practices to address On-Farm Energy resource concerns will be considered during signup 1. Applications to address activities other than those listed will be considered during signup 2.

Applicants applying to implement practices to address On-Farm Energy resource concerns must submit their Agricultural Energy Management Plan to the NRCS field office by November 2, 2018, to be eligible for consideration in this signup.

Applications accepted after November 2, 2018 will be considered in the next signup. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on national, state and locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.

As part of application process, all landowners will need to complete USDA eligibility requirements. To find information on EQIP Eligibility please visit: .

If you are interested in applying for an NRCS conservation program please visit the NRCS web site for information at: .


You may apply by visiting your local NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site: .


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