- Cullman, Alabama

August 3, 2012

NRCS Announces EQIP Sign-up

Cullman County USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

CULLMAN — Cullman County USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The first batching period ends October 19, 2012. Cullman County landowners, including limited resource producers and new or beginning farmers, who have resource concerns on pasture land, cropland, forest, or land used for wildlife are encouraged to participate.

The EQIP program, administered by NRCS, provides technical and financial assistance to help eligible agricultural producers address soil, water, air, and related natural resource concerns on their operations. EQIP generally supports a wide variety of activities: the establishment of permanent covers, erosion control, grazing protection, wildlife habitat enhancement, soil quality, and various water quality protection systems. Forestry practices include tree planting, forest stand improvement, and site preparation for natural regeneration leading to better forest management.

The first step for producers should be to contact their Cullman County NRCS office at 734-6471 ext.3 or come to the NRCS office at 501-B 4th Street SW, Cullman for specific information on how to apply.