Do you want financial assistance with on-farm conservation of soil, air, and water?

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides cost-share money to help farms better protect air and water quality, soil from erosion, and building soil.

While the deadline to sign-up is quickly approaching (soon for one of the two programs), let’s pause and give more background on these conservation programs.  

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by Amy Armbruster, Communications Coordinator

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAllen Cockfield grew up on the same farm as his grandfather and mother, but when he left Coward, SC, he had no intention of coming back. He spent 31 years as a police officer in Florida. However, his sisters did not have the same financial security that a pension provided Allen, and he had promised his mother that he would keep the family together.

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The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a federally administered program designed to help growers address natural resource concerns by providing financial and technical assistance. The program focuses on soil, water, air quality, plant health, and habitat for wildlife.

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