Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Grain growers in Pitt, Greene, Lenoir, Sampson, Wayne, Duplin, and Robeson Counties are now eligible to receive cost-share funding for conservation practices under a new award granted to the N.C. Soybean Producers Association and partners. The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) creates a dedicated supply of Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds for farmers in the target counties who implement nutrient management, conservation tillage, and cover crop practices. Project partners include SmithfieldGro, a Smithfield Hog Production Division program that assists grain growers improve their productivity, profitability, and sustainability. Interested farmers should apply for EQIP at their county NRCS office and specify that they want to take part in the SmithfieldGro RCPP fund.
Questions can be directed to Rachel Grantham, SmithfieldGro Agronomist, at 910-284-1761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.