USDA announces high tunnel pilot study

Dec 28, 2009

Earlier this month, the USDA announced a new project under the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative. The new three year study will provide funds to growers in 38 states in the country, including California! Funds will be used to install high tunnels aka hoop houses in an effort to increase the availability of locally grown produce. The entire press release can be found here.

A video highlighting the opportunities available for producers can be found on USDA’s YouTube channel.

Funding will come through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), the EQIP Organic Initiative and the Agricultural Management Assistance program.

To sign up or learn more about EQIP assistance for high tunnel projects, contact our local NRCS office.