Comment Period for Farm Bill Program Now Open

Lesser Prairie Chicken Image Credit: Greg Kramos

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has released a rule for the implementation of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a farm bill program that enables landowners to enhance and protect natural resources through voluntary conservation practices. At least five percent of EQIP funds must be used to incentivize practices that directly benefit wildlife habitat. The comment period for the EQIP ruling is open until February 10, 2015.

Find out more about the ruling and how to submit comments on the NRCS website and the Federal Register.