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Nebraska NRCS Conservation Programs

NRCS's natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters.

Funding Opportunities Available From NRCS Programs

NRCS provides funding opportunities for agricultural producers and other landowners through these programs.

NRCS Conservation Program Data

NRCS provides program-specific reports in our RCA Interactive Data Viewer. Nebraska's RCA report is available HERE.

Alphabetical Listing of NRCS Programs

An alphabetical list of all current NRCS programs is available.


Financial Assistance

  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) - EQIP helps promote farm and forest production by enhancing the environmental quality of soil, water, air, plants and animals. 
  • Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) - CSP is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations. 
  • National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) - Through the NWQI, the Natural Resources Conservation Service works with farmers and ranchers in small watersheds to improve water quality by providing financial assistance to implement conservation systems to reduce nitrogen, phosphorous, sediment and pathogen contributions from agricultural land.  



Conservation Compliance

Don't lose your USDA benefits! Most USDA programs require you to comply with the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended, which link program eligibility to farming practices designed to protect wetlands and to protect highly erodible land from excessive soil erosion.


Other Programs

Return to NRCS Farm Bill Homepage

2008 Farm Bill Archive (Nebraska):

2008 Farm Bill Archive (National)

Archive of 2008 Farm Bill Information

2002 Farm Bill Programs (Archive)

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
 - Map of Total Active CRP Contracts in Nebraska

Information for Expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Acres
Expiring CRP Land: Alternatives & Options
-  Expiring CRP Options: Conservation Buffers Western Nebraska
Converting Expiring CRP to Grazing
Converting CRP to Cropland: Management Considerations
Transition Incentive Program

For more information about the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) or the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), visit the Farm Service Agency's web site.

For more information contact:
Brad Soncksen
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
(402) 437-4111