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Emergency Conservation Program for Agricultural Producers

U.S. Department of Agriculture > Emergency Conservation Program for Agricultural Producers


Program Description:

The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) shares the cost of rehabilitating eligible farmlands damaged by natural disaster with agricultural producers. During severe drought, ECP also provides emergency water assistance for livestock and for existing irrigation systems for orchards and vineyards. Emergency cost-sharing is limited to new conservation problems created by natural disasters which would, if left untreated, render the land impaired or endangered. Conservation problems that existed before the natural disaster are not eligible for cost sharing assistance. ECP may be available in areas without regard to a Presidential or Secretarial emergency disaster designation.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a farmer or rancher who owns or controls farmland that needs to be rehabilitated due to damage from natural disasters or needs emergency water conservation measures in periods of severe drought.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

To apply for assistance, contact the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office nearest you using this office locator tool:

Or write the Farm Service Agency, Emergency Conservation Program Manager at:
National Program Manager
Emergency Conservation Program
Farm Service Agency
Conservation and Environmental Programs Division
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 4710
Washington, D.C. 20250


Program Contact Information:

For more information, please visit:


Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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