The USDA’s “Environmental Quality Incentives Program” or EQIP, is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers. Through the program, agricultural producers can receive financial and technical assistance to implement conservation practices that optimize environmental benefits on working agricultural land. Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis the deadline to apply during the current period is this Friday. The EQIP program is open to all eligible agricultural producers and submitted applications may be considered or evaluated in multiple funding pool opportunities. To apply for USDA EQIP,contact your local USDA service center.