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NYS Department of Agricultural and Markets and NRCS-NY Announce Application Cutoff Date for the Genesee River Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Lauren Prezorski

The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAGM) has partnered with New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to bring focused conservation program funding to the Genesee River Watershed region.  The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) uses partnerships to coordinate and target resources to address regional conservation goals. 

The Genesee River RCPP partnership announces May 4th, 2021 as the application cutoff date for targeted conservation projects through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the Genesee River Watershed focus area for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.

This special funding will be used to implement practices to reduce sediment and phosphorus runoff to the Genesee River.  The NYSDAGM and NRCS office will work together to provide assistance to producers in the project area in developing and implementing conservation practices.

Interested farmers and landowners that are located within the Genesee River Watershed should contact their local NRCS office for additional information and to obtain an application. Office staff will be able to help confirm eligibility.

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: .

Interested applicants located in the Genesee River Watershed may apply by contacting your local NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site: .


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