Program Announcements

Programs are periodically offered by the MDA and NRCS to assist producers with financing, operations, and other items. Check here for deadlines and more information, or look at the main websites for either office.

EQIP Deadline Set For January 8, 2021

The deadline for fiscal year 2021 applications is January 8, 2021. 

 

EQIP is open to all eligible agricultural producers and submitted applications may be considered or evaluated in multiple funding pool opportunities.

Agricultural Management Assistance Program (AMA) Deadline Set For January 8, 2021

The deadline for fiscal year 2021 applications is January 8, 2021. 

 

Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) provides financial assistance to agricultural producers to voluntarily address issues such as water management, water quality, and erosion control by incorporating conservation into their farming operations.

Producers should submit their applications for AMA as soon as possible to be considered for limited funding.

MDA Announces New Conservation Buffer Initiative

This pilot program provides a new funding option for farmers who want to plant streamside buffers on their farms to improve the health of local streams and the Chesapeake Bay.  

Three types of buffers are eligible for funding and free technical assistance under this pilot: 

  • forest buffers planted next to waterways, 

  • grass buffers planted next to waterways or field ditches, and 

  • watercourse access control areas adjacent to pastures.

Sign-up period:

January 11-February 5, 2021

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