Natural Resources Conservation Service
675 US Courthouse
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615) 686-8313
Contact: Jeanne Eastham, State Public Affairs Specialist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2014
Eligible producers are encouraged to apply for assistance by
April 18, 2014
NASHVILLE, TN, March 10, 2014 – For agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill conservation program financial assistance in Fiscal Year 2014, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee has set Friday, April 18, 2014, as a signup cutoff date for evaluation of funding consideration. Pending the availability of funds, additional evaluation periods may occur and cutoff dates will be posted on the Tennessee website at http://www.tn.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/. The application deadline applies to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and EQIP National Initiatives.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONSERVE TENNESSEE: 2014 Farm Bill updates & streamlines popular USDA conservation programs.
The 2014 Farm Bill recently became law, providing funding for the nation’s major conservation programs.
As the federal government’s primary agricultural and food policy tool, the Farm Bill supports many USDA programs, including the conservation programs that provide farmers, ranchers and forest landowners with technical and financial assistance to address resource concerns on their land.
Assistance includes both technical expertise and funding to help put conservation practices on fields and in forests in Tennessee and across the country.