EQIP Funding & Retro/Safety Workshops

EQIP Funding & Retro/Safety Workshops

EQIP Funding & Retro/Safety Workshops

I'm Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.

A reminder to all eligible producers and entities that November 21 is the application sign-up cut-off date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. EQIP is a voluntary, technical and financial assistance program designed to help farmers improve irrigation efficiency, manage nutrient run-off and/or animal waste, improve the health of native plant communities, and reduce soil loss. In most instances, producers who participate in the program pay for roughly half of the costs of the conservation measures or practices. For more information about applying for 2015 funding contact your local USDA NRCS service center.

Washington Farm Bureau's Corwyn Fischer is with us today to talk about their winter safety workshops.

FISCHER: Every year we've put on winter safety workshops for our Retrospective members. This year we have sixteen workshops around the state. These workshops are an opportunity for the safety staff and our claims staff to stay connected with our members; and we try to provide them with information, the tools, training - things that they can use to continue to provide a safe workplace. And too, if and when they have a claim, tools to assist and manage in those claims.

There are six workshops taking place in December beginning December 9 in Moses Lake.

FISCHER: Ermelindo Escobedo at Work Strategies is going to do a piece on workplace leadership; and that targets general foremen, supervisors, people who are leading crews out there in agriculture.

On Monday Fischer will be back to talk more about Washington Farm Bureau's Retro/Safety programs and workshops. For workshop dates and locations visit wsfb.com/retro.

That's Washington Ag Today.

I'm Lacy Gray with the Ag Information Network of the West.

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