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Don’t Miss It – Cost Share Assistance Application Deadline February 21, 2014

January 24, 2014

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications through February 21 from Farmers and landowners in Arkansas for cost-share assistance to implement conservation activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program’s (EQIP) Organic, Ag Energy and High Tunnel Initiatives for the 2014 program year. Applicants can sign up at their local U.S. Department of Agriculture NRCS field service center.

Individuals and other entities engaged in livestock and/or crop production are eligible to participate. Eligible land includes cropland, pasture, private non-industrial forest land, and other farm and ranch lands.

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Arkansas is specifically designed to address the resource concerns of water quality issues related to animal manure management and sediment, improved management of irrigation water and reduction in ground water use, reduction of erosion, and improvement of wildlife habitat. All applications will be evaluated for funding based on a state developed procedure to optimize environmental benefits. Applications ranking highest in a funding category will be funded subject to availability.

For more information, visit www.ar.nrcs.usda.gov or contact the local USDA/NRCS field service center.

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