Federal Financial Assistance Available to
New Hampshire Farmers and Forest Landowners
Under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill)
Find out more about the next application cut-off date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP); explains programs, offers next steps for interested reader. Financial Assistance is available for on-farm energy, seasonal high tunnel, organic farming, and New England Cottontail habitat conservation practices.
Durham, New Hampshire, February 8, 2013 — Agriculture or forest landowners in New Hampshire:
If you are interested in protecting, conserving, or restoring the natural resources on your property through technical or financial assistance, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field office to begin the conservation planning process.
Once an NRCS Conservation Plan is developed, you can work with NRCS to determine which programs would best suit your conservation needs. Applications for NRCS programs and initiatives (see below for details) may be submitted at any time year-round; however, the next application cut-off dates are March 8, 2012 for EQIP on-farm energy, seasonal high tunnels, or organic practices, and April 1, 2013 for WHIP New England Cottontail practices. In order for your application to be considered when project ranking occurs on April 19th for EQIP and May 17th for WHIP,landowners/operators must submit a complete application packet (including eligibility paperwork) by the application cut-off date of either March 8th or April 1st. Additional application cut-off dates may be announced, if funding becomes available.
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Or contact your local NRCS office: www.nh.nrcs.usda.gov.