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Get financial and technical assistance for conservation practices on land impacted by natural disasters for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners via the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) - National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease?

Natural Resources Conservation Service offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) operates the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help producers plan and implement conservation practices on land impacted by natural disasters.

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is NRCS’ flagship conservation program that helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners integrate conservation into working lands.

EQIP provides technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers and forest landowners to address natural resource concerns, such as:

  • Improved water and air quality;
  • Conserved ground and surface water;
  • Increased soil health ;
  • Reduced soil erosion and sedimentation;
  • Improved or created wildlife habitat; and
  • Mitigation against drought and increasing weather volatility.

How It Works

NRCS works one-on-one with producers to develop a conservation plan that outlines conservation practices and activities to help solve on-farm resource issues. Producers implement practices and activities in their conservation plan that can lead to cleaner water and air, healthier soil and better wildlife habitat, all while improving their agricultural operations. EQIP helps producers make conservation work for them. Financial assistance for practices may be available through EQIP.  Some producers may also qualify for advance payment.

Benefits

Some of these benefits include:

  • Reduced contamination from agricultural sources, such as animal feeding operations.
  • Efficient use of nutrients, reducing input costs and reduction in nonpoint source pollution.
  • Improved soil health, which mitigates against increasing weather volatility, improves drought resiliency and can positively affect climate change.
  • Implementation of climate-smart practices that improve carbon sequestration and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while building resilient landscapes.

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs.

Kahului Service Center: 
Serving:Central Maui, Hana, Olinda-Kula, and West Maui Soil and Water Conservation Districts(Island of Maui) Site ID: 8795   Office ID: 5115

Natural Resources Conservation Service: (808) 214-1747

Farm Service Agency: (808) 871-5500 Ext. 2

Rural Development: 
(808) 871-5500 Ext. 4

Physical Address: 77 Hookele Street, 2Nd Floor, Kahului, HI 96732, Get Directions

Mailing Address: 77 Hookele St. Suite 202, Kahului, HI 96732

Contact: Gerald Gregory, gerald.gregory@usda.gov

Contact: James Robello, james.robello@usda.gov

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