Environmentally conscious agriculture producers in Connecticut have been given a third opportunity to apply for federal assistance, the Connecticut Farm Bureau announced recently.
Thomas Morgart, the state representative for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), said the deadline to apply for the funding is March 17. Applications that arrive late will still be considered if any money remains available.
The NRCS offers two programs that can benefit Connecticut farmers: the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Agricultural Management Assistant Program. The first is for anyone involved in livestock, forestry, or agricultural production. The voluntary conservation program provides technical assistance and financial aid for conservation practices on eligible land and those that positively impact the environment. The second program offers funding to help solve natural resource issues through conservation and to assist in risk management.
The NRCS is a division of the United States Department of Agriculture.
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