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NRCS announces EQIP and AMA programs signup deadline January 18, 2019

Rebecca Haddix

Date: December 14, 2018                                                                                             

For Immediate Release                                                                                                    

News Release # 18-027                                                                                                                           

NRCS announces EQIP and AMA programs signup deadline January 18, 2019

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., December 14, 2018– The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces the end of the first FY 19 application evaluation period for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program. Producers interested in being considered for financial assistance, need to submit applications to NRCS by January 18­­­.

EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers in a manner that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, agricultural producers receive technical and financial assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices that optimize environmental benefits on working agricultural land.

The AMA program provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to voluntarily address issues such as water management, water quality, and erosion control by incorporating conservation into their farming operations.

EQIP and AMA are open to all eligible agricultural producers and submitted applications may be considered or evaluated in multiple funding pool opportunities.

Local NRCS offices accept program applications year round. Application evaluations only take place during announced ranking periods. For consideration in the first round of 2019 federal fiscal year funding eligible landowners must enroll by submitting their application no later than January 18, 2019. For more information, visit a local USDA Service Center or visit our website:

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