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Funding available for NRCS High Tunnel Initiative


Washington producers interested in extending the growing season for high value crops in an environmentally safe manner can apply for technical and financial assistance through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today.

The initiative was first introduced in December 2009 as a pilot project under the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative for farmers to establish high tunnels – also known as hoop houses – to increase the availability of locally grown produce in a conservation-friendly way. Made of ribs of plastic or metal pipe covered with a layer of plastic...

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