The Natural Resources Conservation Service has a financial assistance program called EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) Organic Initiative which has an application deadline in Oregon on Nov 16th. They also will have rolling applications after that date until Feb 15th, but only if they continue to have funds available. For organic or transitioning-to-organic growers and producers this program could include technical and financial support for practices such as cover cropping, crop rotation, hedgerows and other practices that address resource concerns (soil quality and erosion, water quality, plant degradation, etc) on your lands. For more information contact your local NRCS office: http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=OR or visit the EQIP-OI page: http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/EQIP/fy13/organic.html.
NRCS – Oregon Tilth/West National Tech Support Center/1201 NE Llyod Blvd, Suite 1000/Portland, OR/Office: 503-273-2412
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