2018 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications due in local NRCS offices December 15, 2017
EQIP is available to producers and landowners active in agricultural or forest production engaged in livestock, agricultural, or forest production on eligible land that have a natural resource concern to be addressed.
EQIP provides financial assistance for eligible producers to help plan and implement conservation practices that address existing natural resource concerns and for opportunities to improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland. There are several special initiatives in Oklahoma that provide funding assistance through EQIP to address state priority resource concerns associated with Organic Farming, Seasonal High Tunnels, Animal Feeding Operations and Confined Animal Feeding Operations (AFO/CAFO), Waste Management, Lagoon Closures, Irrigation Water Conservation, and others. Producers are encouraged to contact their local NRCS office for details about all of these and other programs that might be available to them. NRCS is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.
Landowners and operators in Oklahoma need to apply at their local NRCS office by December 15, 2017 to be considered for the current ranking period.
Since there are changes that have been made in the EQIP Program under the new Farm Bill, it is important that producers and landowners learn more about this year’s EQIP by viewing the NRCS website at: www.ok.nrcs.usda.gov or by calling or visiting a local NRCS field office.