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National Water Quality Initiative

National Water Quality Initiative

Through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering financial and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners interested in improving water quality and aquatic habitats in priority watersheds with impaired streams. The NRCS will help producers implement conservation and management practices through a systems approach to control and trap nutrient and manure runoff. Qualified producers will receive assistance for installing conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips, and terraces. For over 75 years, the NRCS has provided agricultural producers with assistance to implement voluntary conservation practices that protect natural resources while maintaining production and profits.

The batching period for NWQI is March 20, 2020.

Additional Information

Jennifer Wurtz at 605-352-1225
Jeff Vander Wilt at (605) 352-1226