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Natural Resources Conservation Services

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NRCS is a technical agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture which offers farmers, ranchers, and landowners aid with several financial and technical assistance programs.

For more information, call (989) 831-4212. 

EQIP provides qualifying landowners with access to cost-share assistance in order to implement conservation practices on the land. These practices are  designed to deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserve ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improve and create wildlife habitat, and mitigation against increasing weather volatility.

CTA is the help NRCS and its partners provide to landowners to address opportunities, concerns, and problems related to the use of natural resources and to help landowners make sound natural resource management decisions. This can include resource assessment, practice design, resource monitoring, or follow-up of installed practices. 

CSP helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance—the higher the performance, the higher the payment. 

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