Conservation Deadlines Approaching for Ohio EQIP

Ohio producers interested in applying for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) must apply by Feb. 16, 2010.
The program is aimed to help producers pay for improvements or protection of natural resources on their land. The money will be handed out based on eligibility. Producers can use the money for implementing water conservation and other environmental-friendly improvements.
The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program, Wetlands Reserve Program, Grassland Reserve Program and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program applications are also due on February 16.
All applications should be submitted to the local USDA Service Center.
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