Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
The EQIP program promotes voluntary conservation practices from farmers and ranchers, agricultural practices and environmental quality that are in line with national standards. EQIP offers financial and technical help assisting qualified (competitive program) applicants install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land. EQIP is a competitive cost-share program.
Conservation Stewardship Program (CStP)
CStP is designed to reward the best conservationists and motivate the rest! CStP supports ongoing conservation stewardship of agricultural lands by providing assistance to producers to maintain and enhance natural resources. CStP is a voluntary USDA program, designed for working lands (food and/or fiber production). This program financially rewards farmers and ranchers who are taking care of their land at the highest levels!