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Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Virginia's EQIP addresses resource concerns important to improving and maintaining the state's water and environmental quality. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. It supports production agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, farmers may receive financial and technical help with structural and management conservation practices on agricultural land and privately owned non-commercial forest land.

Go to the Virginia EQIP website for Signup and Application Information.

EQIP may pay between 35 and 90 percent cost-share to establish eligible conservation practices. Incentive payments may be made to encourage a farmer to adopt land management practices, such as grazing management, manure management, and wildlife habitat management.

2009 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) At a Glance (pdf, 148 kb).

Date Last Modified: 04/15/2009


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