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Conservation service offers funding
Landowners affected by wildfires can apply for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program for range deferment of all livestock grazing throughout the growing season, plant health concerns, and cross fencing assistance.
The quality incentive program is a continuous sign-up program and Natural Resources Conservation Service will be accepting applications for current funding assistance through Friday, July 29.
In order to apply, landowners must visit the local Natural Resources Conservation Service office in the USDA Service Center in their county to fill out an application. Applications will be ranked and those approved for funding will be offered a quality incentive program contract.
Salvador Salinas, state conservationist, suggests landowners consult with their local district conservationist to develop a conservation plan, which can be an effective strategy for pasture and rangeland recovery and mitigating the effects of the dry conditions that Texas is experiencing.
For more information, visit www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip.
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