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Oregon Environmental Quality Incentives Program


The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to plan and implement conservation practices that improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related natural resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland. Eligible program participants receive financial and technical assistance to implement conservation practices, or activities like conservation planning, that address natural resource concerns on their land. Payments are made to participants after conservation practices and activities identified in an EQIP plan of operations are implemented. Contracts can last up to ten years in duration.

Eligible applicants must:
-Be agricultural producer (person, legal entity, or joint operation who has an interest in the agricultural operation, or who is engaged in agricultural production or forestry management).
-Control or own eligible land.
-Comply with adjusted gross income (AGI) for less than $900,000. Note: Federally recognized Native American Indian Tribes or Alaska Native corporations are exempt from the AGI payment limitations.
-Be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation requirements.
-Develop an NRCS EQIP plan of operations that addresses at least one natural resource concern.
Contact Information
Mary Beth Smith, Farm Bill Specialist
1201 NE Lloyd Blvd
Portland Oregon 97232