EQIP Organic Initiative – Money for Farm Conservation

Organic Initiative Sign-up Deadline is March 4, 2011 The deadline to apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) Organic Initiative Program is coming up fast.  USDA has allocated $50 million for the program in 2011, which is available for certified organic growers, farmers transitioning to organic, and small farmers exempt from formal certification.  EQIP OI offers financial and technical assistance to implement new conservation practices, including cover cropping, pest management, crop rotation, stream buffers, hedgerow planting, and various other practices.  Read more from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition...

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