USDA-NRCS Extends Deadline for Applying for Conservation Assistance

This just in from the Vermont office of the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service:

The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont has extended its deadline to October 1, 2011 to apply to conservation programs including the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) program, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP), the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) and the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) so that landowners and operators affected by Tropical Storm Irene have additional time to apply  for 2012 funds. Information about conservation programs and field office locations can be found at the Vermont NRCS web site: http://www.vt.nrcs.usda.gov/

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