3/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
NRCS SD Extended Signup Deadline for EQIP Soil Health Initiative
Date is Extended to April 21, 2017
CONSERVATION SERVICE, Huron, SD, March 2, 2017–USDA’s Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Dakota is extending the signup for the
Statewide Soil Health Initiative for the
purpose of integating livestock back into production systems to maximize soil
The application batching
date is extended to April 21, 2017. Landowners and producers are encouraged to
visit the NRCS office at their local USDA Service Center to learn more and
start developing their conservation plan.
This initiative provides a systems approach for conservation
that is essential for a healthy soil environment. Producers who are interested
in building soil health through diverse
rotations on their cropland and integrating livestock into their cropping
systems are encouraged to apply for this initiative
that is being administered through the NRCS’ Environmental Quality
Incentives Program (EQIP).
of the initiative is to improve SD’s soil
resource through management practices
known to build soil health. Practices implemented in this project
will increase biological diversity,
increase water infiltration, increase soil organic matter, reduce erosion and ultimately provide resiliency to agricultural systems and operations. Practices include Conservation Crop
Rotation, Residue and Tillage Management (No-till), Cover Crops, and Prescribed
Grazing among others.
To learn about
technical and financial assistance through USDA’s NRCS, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted or contact your
local USDA service center.