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Agricultural Producers Looking to Improve Forests and Water Quality Have Funding Opportunities









SALT LAKE CITY – Cleaner water, healthier soil and better wildlife habitat are just a few of the benefits farmers, ranchers and forest land managers can reap with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

March 16, 2018, is the application deadline for forestry and National Water Quality Initiative project funding. Applications received after this deadline, or for other project areas, will be considered for future funding.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service provides agricultural producers with financial resources and one-on-one help to plan and implement improvements, or what NRCS calls conservation practices. Through EQIP, you can voluntarily implement conservation practices—all while improving agricultural operations.

Producers interested in the program should contact their local USDA service center or visit


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