FARMINGTON — Agricultural and forest producers have an opportunity to submit applications for funding through conservation initiatives, announced Paul Hersey in a press release, district conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, applications will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 21, for the On-Farm Energy, Organic, Seasonal High Tunnel, and New England/New York Forestry initiatives for Fiscal Year 2013.

NRCS accepts applications for financial assistance on a continuous basis throughout the year; however, applications received for these initiatives by the Dec. 21 deadline will be considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2013.

For more information, visit me.nrcs.usda.gov or call 778-4767.

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