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Published: Wed. Oct 1st, 2014 by: Tricia BraidIllinois State Conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Ivan Dozier announced that November 21, 2014 and January 16, 2015 will be the two Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) application deadlines. “Producers can sign-up for EQIP at any time throughout the year, but to compete for the upcoming funding periods, I encourage producers with resource concerns to submit an application by one of the application deadlines.” Dozier explains. Many applicants have shown interest in the funding pool to address soil erosion and water quality issues on cropland. “There are also funding pools for grazing land operations, confined livestock operations, organic …Read More »