Local input requested for NRCS Farmbill program

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By The Staff

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), a federal program that provides technical and financial (cost-share) assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns. NRCS is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2010 program.

EQIP is administered in Kentucky using 14 ranking areas across the state. The ranking areas consist of multiple counties that have been determined to have similar farming operations and resource concerns. Applicants within each ranking area compete only with others in that ranking area. NRCS has asked for local input from each of the 14 areas.

A Local Work Group meeting for the ranking area consisting of Harrison, Pendleton, Bourbon, Nicholas, Mason, Bracken, Robertson, Fleming, Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties is scheduled for Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Harrison County Health Department meeting room, 364 Oddville Sunrise Rd, Cynthiana.