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Rhode Island NRCS ProgramsPhoto of Fields

If you own or manage farm or forest land, or grow specialty crops in Rhode Island, then the 2014 Farm Bill conservation programs can help you address natural resource concerns and opportunities on your land. Participation in all of our conservation programs is voluntary. Participant requirements and eligibility vary by program. 


How to Get Started...

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Agricultural Management Assistance Conservation Stewardship Program

> Fact Sheet
> Conservation Planning
> Conservation Activity Plan
> EQIP Brochure (2013)
> Applicant Eligibility
> Energy & Air Quality
> Organic Farming
> Pollinator Habitat
> Forestry
> High Tunnels
> Socially Disadvantaged, Beginner,
and Limited Resource Farmers

> Fact Sheet
> Conservation Planning
> Applicant Eligibility

> Socially Disadvantaged, Beginner,
and Limited Resource Farmers

>
Organic Farming
> High Tunnels

> Fact Sheet
>2014 Payment Rates
> Socially Disadvantaged, Beginner,
and Limited Resource
Disadvantaged, Beginner,
and Limited Resource Farmers

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program COnservation Innovation Grants  
 > ACEP Fact Sheet
> 6 Steps to Conservation Easements
> Entity Application for ALE Agreement
> Parcel Sheet for Entity Application for
ALE Agreement

> ALE Appraisal Specifications
> WRE Appraisal Specifications
>
WRE 24 Month Ownership Waiver
Request

> ALE Eligible Entity Cash Contribution
Requirement Waiver Request Worksheet

> ALE Cooperative Agreement and Deed
Terms

> ALE Cooperative Agreement and Deed
Terms for Grasslands of Special
Significance
 > Conservation Innovation Grants:
Fact Sheet

> Conservation Innovation Grant
Program: Key Points

> Conservation Innovation Grant
Program: Program Description

> Conservation Innovation Grant
Program: Questions and Answers