USDA provides $10M to help farmers practice conservation through EQUIP Program

The USDA supports climate-smart agriculture and forestry through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

The department is providing $10 million dollars to benefit agriculture and the environment in ten states. The funds will help farmers practice conservation through carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emission reduction, and climate change mitigation.

The NRCS Deputy Chief of Programs shares more about this pilot program.

“The Environmental Quality Incentives Program brings in over 170 conservation practices to help landowners address those acute natural resource needs,” Jimmy Bramblett states. “We’re always working with those landowners to identify other resource concerns in their operation to get as much conservation as they are willing to do on their farms, on their ranches, on their woodlands.

The USDA also says that farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners are the best stewards of our lands and waters, and play a critical role in mitigating climate change.


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