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NRCS-NY Announces Application Cutoff Dates for NRCS Conservation Programs

Rebecca Foltasz

EQIP 2020 Sign Up

N. Y., June 19, 2019– Blake Glover, state conservationist for the United States Department of
Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in New York State, has announced July
19, 2019 as the application cutoff date for the General signup for the Environmental Quality Incentives
Program (EQIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.
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.
NRCS will work with applicants to review potential resource concerns on the land included in the
application and to develop a conservation plan to address the identified resource concerns.
Applications accepted after July 19, 2019, 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.

If you are interested in applying for an NRCS conservation program please visit our web site for
information on applying at HERE

You may apply by visiting your local NRCS field office, which can be located HERE

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