Conservation Funding Available For Organic Farmers USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the 2013 EQIP Organic Initiative, and has $50 million to give to organic (and transitioning) farmers who will be implementing conservation practices on their land. Every state has a different application deadline, with some (California, Illinois, Colorado, Arkansas) as soon as November 16th, 2012. Many states have set their cut-off date as soon as December 3rd . And, some states have multiple deadlines. See our EQIP Organic Application Deadline Chart to see when your state's deadline is. Jump on this funding NOW for your organic conservation practices, before the deadlines come and go. To apply, contact your state's NRCS local office here.