EAST LANSING, Feb. 21, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the cut-off date for Michigan farmers to submit applications for the first 2014 round of Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding to March 21. The program provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and non-industrial forestland owners for adopting a wide range of conservation activities.
The March 21 cut-off date gives farmers an extra 30 days to submit applications to their local USDA Service Center. Conservation activities receiving financial assistance must be part of an agricultural or forest operation’s conservation plan. Producers should work with their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service or conservation district staff to develop a conservation plan before applying for the program. Successful applicants enter into a contract with NRCS to implement conservation activities and are reimbursed for a portion of the cost.
For more information contact your local NRCS office or visit: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/mi/newsroom/releases/?cid=STELPRDB1246480