Program

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Category

Agriculture

Subsidy Type

Mandatory

Committees of Jurisdiction

House Agriculture Committee, Senate Agriculture Committee

$1,850 FY 22 Budget Score (in mil.)
$20,075 FY 22-31 Budget Score (in mil.)

EQIP provides technical assistance, cost-share payments and other incentive payments to assist crop and livestock producers with environmental and conservation improvements on agricultural land used. Beneficiaries include many large-scale producers of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) who receive taxpayer subsidies for cleaning up the waste that inevitably collects because of their operations. The 2018 farm bill mandates that 50 percent of EQIP funding go to livestock producers, continuing this practice.

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