USDA deadline Aug. 9 for farmers

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering a special Environmental Quality Incentive Program sign-up throughout Indiana for farmers who could not plant their crops because of flooded or wet fields. This funding is available statewide. The deadline to apply is Aug. 9.

Farmers with prevented planting coverage through USDA-administered crop insurance can hay, graze, or chop a cover crop. USDA’s Risk Management Agency adjusted the final haying and grazing date from Nov. 1 to Sept. 1 to help farmers who were prevented from planting or delayed in planting due to flooding and excessive rainfall.

For more information on disaster assistance programs, contact your local USDA service center or visit

For more information about NRCS and other technical and financial assistance available through conservation programs, visit or contact your district conservationist

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