The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking landowners that are having resource concerns (soil erosion, overgrazed pastures, water quality, etc.), wanting to improve existing conservation efforts, or wanting to establish or enhance wildlife habitat on their property.
New conservation practices that are available include: cover crops to increase organic matter and reduce soil erosion on cropland and seasonal high tunnel hoop house to extend the growing season of vegetable crops and decrease pesticide use.
Financial assistance may be available for eligible landowners or operators through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for specific conservation practices, or through the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) to help participants develop and enhance fish and wildlife habitat on private agricultural land, private nonindustrial forest land, and/or Indian land.
For more information on these programs and to determine eligibility, please call 615-563-4321 Ext. 3 or feel free to stop by the USDA service center located at 740 Old McMinnville Rd., Woodbury, TN 37190.
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To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.