(NEWTON) The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is reminding landowners that November 2, 2018 in the application deadline for Illinois agricultural and forestry producers to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The November deadline is for producers who want to develop a “Conservation Activity Plan” or CAP and receive financial assistance for creating that customized plan. In fact, producers can use EQIP from start to finish. Producers interested should submit a signed application to their local NRCS field office or submit one electronically through the Conservation Client Gateway, at www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/cgate. For more details and/or information on this initiative producers should call or stop by their respective NRCS field office.