Tag Archives: NRCS

FSA disaster program availability

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides assistance to qualifying farmers and ranchers within Washington state to help them recover from production or physical losses due to natural disaster events, such as the fires currently burning. This assistance is provided through FSA’s Emergency Loan Program or one of its many disaster programs. Below is a quick overview of FSA’s disaster programs ... Read More »

NRCS announces 2021 EQIP Classic signup

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced this week that the application deadlines for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Classic in Washington state with a strong focus on conservation planning, conservation implementation, and solving natural resource concerns. EQIP is a voluntary, technical and financial assistance program designed to help farmers, ranchers, private forestland owners, Tribes and other private landowners/managers ... Read More »

NRCS webinar recording link

Last week, WAWG’s AMMO program partnered with NRCS to host a webinar, covering topics of timelines, the new ranking tool, changes to CSP and EQIP, eligibility requirements, payment schedules, and more. A recording of the link can be found HERE. We apologize for the sound quality, it does improve a few minutes in. Presentation materials can be found HERE. We ... Read More »

USDA announces application deadline for CSP classic

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) classic applications to be considered for funding this fiscal year is May 29, 2020. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation activities while maintaining agricultural production on their land. CSP also encourages adoption of new technologies and management techniques. “CSP ... Read More »

Temporary fix offered for Douglas County CRP issue

There’s some good news for Douglas County producers who are wondering what to do with their expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage. At February’s state board meeting of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG), Jon Wyss, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Washington state executive director, announced a temporary fix for growers in Douglas County who are ineligible for the current ... Read More »

November deadline for popular USDA conservation program

From NRCS USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced recently that the application deadline for early obligation fund pools within the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Washington state. The early obligation EQIP funding pools include EQIP national initiatives such as organic, high tunnel, conservation activity plans, wildfire recovery and sage grouse initiatives. For more information about these initiatives, please ... Read More »

2018 Omnibus Bill nixes DUNS and SAM requirements for farmers

From the Natural Resources Conservation Service Effectively immediately, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) financial assistance program participants will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM). The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (2018 Omnibus Bill), signed by President Trump on March 23, eliminated these requirements. According ... Read More »