In its fourth year, the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) Program’s Organic Initiative, aims to provide technical and financial assistance to certified organic, transitioning to organic, and exempt from certification producers. The agency has made many improvements in how the program is implemented and numerous changes are in place for the 2012 sign-up.
Sarah Brown manages Oregon Tilth’s Organic Conservation Program which aims to bring organic technical assistance to the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). When she is not working with NRCS and providing outreach to producers, Sarah is also a beginning organic farmer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
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