South Dakota NRCS Announces EQIP Sign Up

South Dakota producers have until December 20 to apply for the latest round of funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives program. State NRCS EQIP Program Coordinator Jennifer Wurtz says those wishing to apply need to stop at their local NRCS office. She says NRCS will work with them once they’ve applied to develop a conservation plan which will be turned into an EQIP contract.

Wurtz says wildlife habitat development is another practice that can be incorporated into an EQIP contract. She says all the EQIP contracts compete against each other for the funding that is available.

She says EQIP is the second most popular conservation program in South Dakota just recently surpassed by the Conservation Stewardship program. She says last year’s EQIP program funding was at $13 million and she expects that same type of money to be available for this sign up.

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