New Conservation Funding to Improve Nutrient Management
USDA announced that the newly passed Inflation Reduction Act will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support climate-smart agriculture. Under this funding, a streamlined initative will incentivize nutrient management activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), EQIP Conservation Incentive Contracts, and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Additionally, a new outreach campaign will highlight the economic benefits of nutrient management planning for farmers. The funding will also help streamline the certification process for Technical Service Providers.