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NRCS Assistance Available to South Carolina Farmers for Damaged Ag Land

Sabrenna Bryant

Columbia, SC – October 10, 2019 The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina has established a special Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign up to help farmers and ranchers that suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality as a result of Hurricane Dorian.  The deadline for the sign up is October 18, 2019.

EQIP is available to help farmers treat on-farm problems caused by high winds, rainfall and flood waters due to Hurricane Dorian.  This special sign-up includes the following counties:  Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dillion, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion and Williamsburg that may have experienced damage due to Hurricane Dorian.

“NRCS is committed to helping South Carolina farmers and landowners address resource concerns due to the devastating losses that occurred during the recent hurricane,” said Ann English, State Conservationist for NRCS in South Carolina. “This special sign-up through EQIP will provide crucial funding to help eligible producers implement conservation practices to protect their natural resources.”

A special EQIP sign up specifically for obstruction removal and livestock carcass disposal is now open and available to immediately assist producers on their farm.  The special sign up ends Oct. 18, 2019. 

For more information about this special EQIP sign up, visit your local NRCS office. USDA service center locations are listed at To learn about financial and technical assistance available to help South Carolina farmers and other landowners improve and protect their land, visit NRCS in South Carolina’s website at