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Advanced Payment Fact Sheet April 2019

Advance Payment Information

If you are a contract holder with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and meet the criteria as a limited resource farmer or rancher, beginning farmer or rancher, socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher, or veteran farmer or rancher, you may be eligible for an advance payment.

Advance Payment Fact Sheet

Advanced Payment Fact Sheet April 2019-Spanish

¿Qué es un pago por adelantado?
(Advance Payment Information - Spanish)

Si usted tiene un contrato con NRCS (Servicios de Conservación de los Recursos Naturales) y cumple con los criterios de ser productor Agrícola o Ranchero con recursos limitados, productor Agrícola o Ranchero principiante, productor Agrícola o Ranchero con desventajas sociales o productor Agrícola o Ranchero veterano, usted puede calificar para recibir pagos por adelantado.

Advance Payment Fact Sheet - Spanish

Air Quality Factsheet

Air Quality Initiative Fact sheet

Information regarding Washington's 2017 Air Quality Initiative.

Air Quality Initiative Fact sheet

CNMP Factsheet

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) Policy Changes 

The NRCS’s national CNMP policy and CNMP certification requirements were updated in October 2015 with significant changes to the development process and final CNMP product. 

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) Policy Changes

Compliance Fact Sheet

Conservation Compliance Fact Sheet

Information on the latest in Conservation Compliance from NRCS national headquarters.

Conservation Compliance Fact Sheet

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CRP/TIP Fact Sheet

Information regarding the new CRP program.

CRP/TIP Fact Sheet

Energy Factsheet

Energy Initiative Fact sheet

Information regarding Washington's Energy Initiative.

Energy Initiative Fact sheet

EQIP Signup 2017

2018 Environmental Quality Incentives Program Deadlines

This fact sheet provides guidance on the 2018 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up cut-off deadlines for Fiscal Year 2018. The sign-up dates will be earlier in Washington State in Fiscal Year 2018 than previous years to account for a stronger focus on conservation planning.

2018 Environmental Quality Incentives Program Deadlines Factsheet

Five Steps Fact Sheet

Five Steps to Assistance Fact Sheet

Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. This fact sheet will tell you how to get started in five easy steps.

Five Steps to Assistance Fact Sheet

Tilth - Cover Crops

Healthy Land, Healthy Farms Cover Crops Assistance Fact Sheet

Financial and technical assistance is available for agriculture producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to implement conservation practices, such as cover crops and crop rotation. This fact sheet covers the possibilities. 

Healthy Land, Healthy Farms Cover Crops Assistance Fact Sheet

Tilth - Prescribed Grazing Assistance Fact Sheet

Healthy Land, Healthy Farms Prescribed Grazing Assistance Fact Sheet

Financial and technical assistance is available for agriculture producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to implement conservation practices, such as prescribed grazing and nutrient management. This fact sheet covers the possibilities. 

Healthy Land, Healthy Farms Prescribed Grazing Assistance Fact Sheet

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Help in the Midst of Drought Brochure

This brochure is a thorough overview of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs that will help mitigate the effects of drought.

Help in the Midst of Drought Brochure

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Help in the Midst of Flood Brochure

This brochure is a thorough overview of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs that will help you prevent, respond to and repair flood damage on your land.

Help in the Midst of Flood Brochure

High Tunnel Factsheet

High Tunnel Initiative Fact sheet

Information regarding Washington's High Tunnel Initiative.

Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative Fact sheet

NRCS General Factsheet

NRCS Washington General Fact Sheet

NRCS works with farmers, ranchers and forest landowners across the country to help them boost agricultural productivity and protect our natural resources through conservation. This general fact sheet will tell you even more about NRCS Washington State. 

NRCSWashington General Fact Sheet

Organic Factsheet

Organic Initiative Fact sheets

Information regarding Washington's Organic Initiative.

Organic Initiative Fact sheet

Organic Initiative Fact sheet - Spanish

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Protect the Resources You Need Poster

This 11 x 17" poster targeting orchards and tree-fruit growers is designed for field office use in promoting the benefits of conservation and working with the NRCS.

Protect the Resources You Need Poster

Protect the Resources You Need - Spanish

Orca and salmon fact sheet

Salmon & Steelhead Recovery Efforts

Over the past ten years, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has been heavily involved in salmon recovery efforts across the state of Washington. Through diverse partnerships, these efforts have paralleled federal, state, and tribal salmon and whale recovery plans. 

Salmon & Steelhead Recovery Fact Sheet

Shellfish Fact Sheet 2017

Shellfish Bed Restoration & Olympia Oyster Recovery Efforts

Financial and technical assistance is available from NRCS through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for individual producer contracts to help restore Olympia Oysters.

Shellfish Bed Restoration & Olympia Oyster Recovery Fact Sheet

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Transitioning to Organic Fact Sheet

Information regarding working with NRCS to transition your operation to organic.

Transitioning to Organic Fact Sheet

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture

Starting an urban farm comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. NRCS can help with the challenges of conservation, and support urban farmers in their efforts to achieve local, healthy, sustainable food for their communities.

Urban Agriculture Resources

External Voluntary RMS

Voluntary Natural Resources Conservation Planning Initiative Fact Sheet

Information on Technical assistance that is available for agriculture producers who want to work with NRCS to develop a voluntary conservation plan.

Voluntary Natural Resources Conservation Planning Initiative Fact Sheet

Washington NRCS Recruitment Brochure

Washington NRCS Recruitment Brochure

Considering a career in natural resources? This publication provides an overview of employment opportunities for those who are interested in helping people help the land.

Recruitment brochure

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