SOURCE: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

October 10, 2006 14:05 ET

Pennsylvania AG Producers Urged to Apply Now for 2007 Federal Conservation Programs

HARRISBURG, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Farmers and rural landowners interested in installing soil, water and wildlife habitat conservation practices can apply for financial assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service by December 1, 2006 to be considered in initial funding allocations for 2007.

Applications will be accepted for the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP), and the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP).

Eligible practices include new or improved irrigation, trees for windbreaks, integrated pest management, transition to organic farming, erosion control practices, new or improved grazing systems, manure management, nutrient management, conversion to no-till farming, wildlife habitat, and wetlands restoration.

Some funding options are available only to farmers, and in most cases participants must pay some of the costs.

To learn more about these and other conservation programs, please contact your local USDA NRCS service center listed in the telephone book, or visit http://www.pa.nrcs.usda.gov.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Barry Frantz
    Programs Specialist
    717-237-2216