NRCS sets deadlines to sign up for EQIP in Texas

waterfowl, chambers county, texas
Waterfowl use flooded rice fields in Chambers County, Texas, for feeding, resting and roosting — photo courtesy NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas has set the first funding application deadline of April 3 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. If additional financial assistance funds are still available, a second funding application deadline will be scheduled for May 15.

Applications are taken year-round for NRCS programs, but deadlines are announced to rank and fund eligible conservation projects. Producers interested in signing up for EQIP should submit applications to their local U.S. Department of Agriculture service center. If already a USDA client, a producer may submit applications online via Conservation Client Gateway.

EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers. NRCS specialists provide technical assistance free to help landowners and land managers plan and implement conservation practices to help them meet their land management goals, address natural resource concerns and improve soil, water, plant, animal, air, and related resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland.

For additional information, visit the NRCS Texas website at Applications for EQIP are accepted on a continuous basis. Producers interested in EQIP should contact their local USDA service center or visit our NRCS EQIP web page.

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