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Last day to sign up for 2014 EQIP!

Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 by .

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December 20th, TODAY, is the last day to submit an application for a 2014 EQIP contract. Go to the USDA-NRCS web site to download the application, or contact Matt Otto at NRCS with your questions, 608-662-4422 x 245 matt.otto@wi.usda.gov.

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IMPORTANT: EQIP Financial Assistance for Driftless Area Conservation Practices

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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NRCS will offer financial assistance in 2012 to agricultural producers for implementing practices that reduce erosion and improve fish wildlife habitat in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.

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Three significant developments in the U.S. EPA Pesticide program

Posted on 14. Jun, 2010 by .

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Updates on Maneb tolerance revocation, the NPDES pesticide general permit and endosulfan cancellation.

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USDA Loans for Fruit and Vegetable Cold Storage Facilities

Posted on 04. May, 2010 by .

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DATCP Secretary Rod Nilsestuen today called attention to new USDA loans available to strengthen local food networks by supporting cold storage facilities for fresh fruits and vegetables. To learn more about the loan program, please continue reading.

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EQIP and WHIP signup… deadline extended again

Posted on 19. Feb, 2009 by .

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The deadline to sign up for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Farm Bill Conservation Programs of EQIP and WHIP for fiscal year 2009 has been extended AGAIN! The previous deadline was February 27, 2009. The new deadline is April 17, 2009. For more information on EQIP and WHIP, see the Apple Talk posting […]

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EQIP money set aside for Socially Disadvantaged, Beginning, and Limited Resource Farmers/Ranchers

Posted on 15. Jan, 2009 by .

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A new program for Socially Disadvantaged, Beginning, and Limited Resource Farmers/Ranchers was created out of the 2008 Farm Bill. Of the 13.7 million dollars Wisconsin has been awarded for EQIP programs this year, 5% ($685,000) is being set aside for Beginning and Limited Resource Farmers/Ranchers (limited resource farms are defined as farms with gross sales […]

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Updates for EQIP and WHIP signup… Deadline extended

Posted on 15. Jan, 2009 by .

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Great News — the sign-up for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Farm Bill Conservation Programs of EQIP and WHIP for fiscal year 2009 has been extended to February 27, 2009. EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentive Program) For Orchard Growers this may be the final year to sign-up for the EQIP 595 Pest Management Practice […]

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Apply for EQIP funding for apple IPM while you still can!

Posted on 05. Dec, 2008 by .

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Red Alert!! Hot off the press — Tree Fruit Growers who are thinking about signing up for EQIP (NRCS – Environmental Quality Incentives Program) to help them convert their growing practices from conventional to incorporating IPM practices need to do it this year!! The sign-up for EQIP is from December 1, 2008 to January 30, […]

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Grants for Farmers

Posted on 12. Oct, 2007 by .

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The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is accepting proposals for their Farmer-Rancher Grants. The grants are awarded for on-farm (and orchard) research, demonstration, and education projects. Farmer Rancher grants have funded a variety of research and education topics, including pest and disease management, networking, and marketing. The maximum award for an individual application is […]

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nominations needed – USDA REESTABLISHES FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Posted on 02. Jul, 2007 by .

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The USDA announced last week that it has reestablished the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The purpose of the advisory committee is to examine the full spectrum of issues the fruit and vegetable industry faces and offer the secretary of agriculture advice on how USDA can tailor its programs to better meet the industry’s […]

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