Ground and Surface Water Conservation_ Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Provide technical and financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address water conservation natural resource concerns on their lands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner.

This program provides assistance to farmers and ranchers in complying with Federal, State,
and tribal environmental laws, and encourages environmental enhancement.

The purpose of this program is achieved through the implementation of structural and land management conservation practices on eligible land.

This program is funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).

NRCS provides overall program administration and management.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - For more information on this and other related conservation programs, consult the local telephone directory where your land is located for location of the USDA service center.

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For a list of NRCS State offices with telephone numbers and addresses, see appropriate Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Information is available on the internet at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip.