NRCS in Texas has received its initial allocation of EQIP funding in 2013 and will begin ranking and obligating EQIP contracts after Feb. 15. All agriculture producers interested in submitting a contract application for 2013 should do so before this ranking deadline.
EQIP — one of the largest programs in the Farm Bill — is a voluntary conservation program that promotes environmental quality and assists producers to meet local, state and federal regulations.
“EQIP is a valuable tool to help Goliad County’s agricultural producers implement conservation practices that provide environmental benefits to help sustain agricultural operations,” says Misti Pearcy.
EQIP is a continuous sign-up program that allows landowners or operators to apply for financial and technical assistance for the application of specific conservation practices; but the deadline for the first 2013 funding is February 15, 2013. Contracts are offered periodically depending on budgetary allocations. Applications made after the deadline will be considered in the next funding cycle. Higher priority will be given to those applications that address national, state and local priorities and provide higher cost efficiency.