NRCS Montana Sets Program Funding Application Cutoff for June 1
BOZEMAN, Mont., April 12, 2016–The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set a June 1, 2016, application cutoff for Montana agricultural operators to be considered for 2017 conservation program funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
NRCS provides funding and technical assistance to help farmers and ranchers implement conservation practices that provide environmental benefits to help sustain agricultural operations. Conservation program participation is voluntary and helps private landowners and operators defray the costs of installing conservation practices.
NRCS accepts conservation program applications year-round; however, applications for 2017 funding consideration must be submitted by June 1, 2016. Applications made after the June 1 cutoff will be considered in the next funding cycle. Additional information is available on the Montana NRCS website at www.mt.nrcs.usda.gov under the Programs tab or you can contact your local NRCS service center.
Source: Montana NRCS
Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) fence in Meagher County, Montana. July 6, 2011.