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First application cut-off period for EQIP is Nov. 2

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities.

The application process for NRCS’s conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections for specific programs are made throughout the year. For the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Kentucky NRCS has announced that applications for assistance for Seasonal High Tunnels, On-farm Energy, Certified or Transitioning to Organic, Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI), National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), and Conservation Activity Plans received by Nov. 2, 2018, will be evaluated and contracts will be entered by Jan. 31, 2019. MRBI and NWQI are offered only in certain locations, but the other efforts are statewide.

For more information about EQIP or the other programs offered by NRCS, visit us on the web at www.ky.nrcs.usda.gov or contact the Woodford County Conservation District at 859-873-4941.

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