EQIP Organic Initiative

The Organic Initiative provides financial assistance to implement a broad set of conservation practice to assist organic producers in addressing resource concerns. This assistance helps producers plan and implement conservation practices to support the environmental sustainability of their organic operations.

Eligible Recipients:
Applicants must demonstrate control of eligible land in agricultural production. Eligible land includes cropland, rangeland, pastureland, and other farm or ranch lands.

Eligible Projects:
Financial assistance is provided for a broad set of conservation practices including, but not limited to assistance with:

  • Developing a conservation plan
  • Establishing buffer zones
  • Planning and installing pollinator habitat
  • Improving soil quality and organic matter while minimizing erosion
  • Developing a grazing plan and supportive livestock practices
  • Improving irrigation efficiency
  • Enhancing cropping rotations
  • Nutrient management

Funding Source:
US Department of Agriculture

Funding Amount:
Up to $20,000


Carrie Lindig
State Conservationist
220 Davidson Avenue 4th Floor
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: (732) 537-6041

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