NRCS Announces 2018 Deadline for Conservation Assistance Funding

TEMPLE, April 13, 2018 ⎯ The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has announced the first funding application deadline of April 20, 2018 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications are taken year round for NRCS programs, but deadlines are announced to rank and fund eligible conservation projects.

EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers. Technical assistance is provided without a fee from NRCS specialists 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.

Sign up for EQIP and other conservation programs or request technical assistance at your local NRCS office or if already a USDA client, on-line via Conservation Client Gateway (CCG).  CCG can be accessed at

For more information contact your local USDA Service Center office in your county, call 1-888-489-8732 or visit the Texas NRCS Web site at  Information on EQIP can be found at .

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