SOMERSET, N.J. — State Conservationist Carrie Lindig has extended the application period for the National Water Quality Initiative in New Jersey to March 17. Farmers in the Upper Salem River, Upper Alloway Creek and Upper Cohansey River watersheds are eligible to apply for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service 2017 National Water Quality Initiative.
Offered through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Initiative can provide technical and financial assistance to help farmers implement voluntary conservation practices, such as nutrient management, cover crops, conservation cropping systems, filter strips, terraces and buffers, which protect and improve water quality where it is needed most.
Interested landowners should contact the NRCS Woodstown office, 51 Cheney Road, Suite 2, Woodstown, NJ 08098, 856-769-1126 ext. 3 or the NRCS Vineland office, Building 5, Suite A, 1318 South Main Road, Vineland NJ 08360, 856-205-1225 ext. 3. Applications received by March 17 will be considered for FY17 funding.
— USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service