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Assistance deadline nears
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Producers in Tennessee who are interested in implementing conservation practices to improve natural resources on their farmland have until Friday, Nov. 17 to submit their application for financial assistance through the Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program.“EQIP places a priority on water quality, water conservation, and promotes soil health practices by offering financial and technical assistance to address these resource concerns on eligible agricultural land,” said program representative Kelly German.EQIP is an incentives-based program that provides technical and financial assistance for conservation systems such as animal waste management facilities, irrigation system efficiency improvements, fencing, and water supply development for improved grazing management, riparian protection, and wildlife habitat enhancement. Applications can be taken at all Tennessee NRCS county offices and USDA Service Centers. The McMinnville field office is located at the USDA Service Center Building, 811 Faulkner Springs Road.