Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
This service helps America’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners conserve the nation’s soil, water, air and other natural resources. All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions that benefit both the landowner and the environment.
NRCS Conservation Planning and Financial Assistance Programs
NRCS offers voluntary programs to provide financial and technical assistance to help manage natural resources in a sustainable manner. This includes financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns or opportunities to help save energy, improve soil, water, plant, air, animal and related resources on agricultural lands.
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Conservation Technical Assistance Program
Conservation technical assistance addresses opportunities, concerns, and problems related to the use of natural resources and to help land users make sound natural resource management decisions.
Environmental Quality Insurance Program (EQIP)
EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that supports farmers through financial and technical assistance for structural and land management conservation projects. For example, this includes high tunnels, fencing, and practices to reduce soil erosion.
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