EQIP- Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
EQIP is a voluntary conservation program which addresses soil, water, and related natural resources through 2 -10 year contracts. You can receive technical, financial, and educational assistance to apply conservation solutions to your natural resource concerns. You must be engaged in livestock or agricultural production and meet conservation compliance conditions outlined by the 2008 Farm Bill. Each area has different ranking criteria, application periods, eligible practices, and cost share rates. You may apply at your local USDA Service Centers, NRCS, or Conservation District Offices.