EQIP provides technical assistance, cost share payments, and incentive payments to assist crop, livestock, and other agricultural producers with environmental and conservation improvements to their operations. All sign-ups are conducted at USDA Service Centers in Minnesota.
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, land users may receive financial and technical help with structural and management conservation practices on agricultural land.
EQIP may pay up to 75 percent of the costs of eligible conservation practices. Incentive payments may be made to encourage a farmer to adopt land management practices, such as nutrient management, manure management, integrated pest management, and wildlife habitat management.
For more information on NRCS Programs, visit the Minnesota NRCS Website at http://www.mn.nrcs.usda.gov/