Conservation Programs

  • FEMA Arkansas Disaster Mitigation

    FEMA

    Following the severe storms and flooding that occured in May and June, FEMA has designated funds for individual assistance in the following counties: Arkansas, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Jefferson, Lincoln, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian, and Yell. 
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  • PipePlanner

    Delta Plastics

    PipePlanner is a free web-based irrigation management tool designed to help farmers create the most efficient irrigation system for your row crops and rice. Call Delta Plastics for a free service to get set up with PipePlanner. 

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  • Lighting System Improvement

    USDA NRCS

    This practice may be applied as part of a conservation management system to reduce energy use. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Vertical Drain

    USDA NRCS

    The purpose of a vertical drain is to provide an outlet for drainage water from a surface or subsurface drainage system. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Salinity and Sodic Soil Management

    USDA NRCS

    Salinity reduction (leaching) is used in arid and semiarid areas where rainfall is insufficient to reduce salt concentration on or near the soil surface. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Subsurface Drain

    USDA NRCS

    Subsurface drains are used to improve the environment for crops, reduce erosion, improve
    water quality, regulate water tables, collect groundwater for beneficial uses, or to remove salts and other contaminants from the soil profile. 

    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019

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  • Denitrifying Bioreactor

    USDA NRCS

    The denitrifying bioreactor is one of several practices that may be used to help reduce excessive nitrate concentration in water from tile drainage leave crop fields. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Saturated Buffer

    USDA NRCS

    The saturated buffer is one of several practices that may be used to help prevent excessive nitrate contribution from tile drainage water leaving crop fields. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Channel Bed Stabilization

    USDA NRCS

    Channel bed stabilization is applied when an imbalance in a stream system causes damage to the bed of an existing or newly constructed channel. This practice can be disruptive to the aquatic environment of the stream and should be selected only if the problem cannot be solved another way. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Open Channel

    USDA NRCS

    This practice applies to the construction of open channels or modifications of existing streams or ditches with drainage areas exceeding one (1) mi2 (1.6 km2) . 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Spoil Spreading

    USDA NRCS

    This practice applies to sites where spoil material is available from the excavation of
    open channels, ponds, other conservation practices, or other construction sites. It can
    also apply to sites where sediments are excavated from channels or ditches. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Stormwater Runoff Control

    USDA NRCS

    The purpose of this practice is to regulate the rate and amount of runoff and sediment
    from development sites during and after construction operations, to minimize flooding,
    erosion, and sedimentation. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Drainage Water Management

    USDA NRCS

    The purpose of regulating water in a drainage system is to manage moisture by controlling the outflow of drainage water. This practice applies to areas where drainage is needed during certain periods and where it is advantageous to limit the outflow at other times.  


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Land Smoothing

    USDA NRCS

    Land smoothing is classified as “rough grading” and does not require a complete grid
     survey.  Irregularities are smoothed to the degree required for installation of other
     conservation practices and farming activities.  


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Precision Land Forming

    USDA NRCS

    This practice is reshaping the land to planned grades for erosion control and to improve surface drainage. 



    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Land Clearing

    USDA NRCS

    This practice applies to wooded areas where the removal of trees, stumps, brush, and
     other vegetation is needed to establish, reestablish, or maintain desired habitat for
    wildlife. This practice is not for clearing, filling, and/or draining wetlands for the purpose
     of growing commodity crops, or any other purpose.  


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Irrigation Ditch Lining

    USDA NRCS

    An irrigation ditch lining practice may be applied as part of a resource management system to achieve improved conveyance of irrigation water, prevent water logging of land, maintain water quality, prevent erosion, reduce water loss, and reduce energy use.


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Irrigation Field Ditch

    USDA NRCS

    This practice applies to open channels and elevated ditches with a capacity of 25 cubic feet per second or less. It does not apply to canals and laterals that deliver irrigation water to a farm, nor does it apply to ditches constructed for temporary use and removed during the growing season.   


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Field Operations Emissions Reduction

    USDA NRCS

    This practice is used to reduce the amount of particulate emissions, especially the PM-10 and smaller-sized particles during field operations. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Dam Diversion

    USDA NRCS

    A diversion dam is designed to divert water from a watercourse such as a waterway or
     stream into another watercourse, irrigation canal, stream, water-spreading system, or
     another waterway.  


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Clearing and Snagging

    USDA NRCS

    The flow area of a channel may become clogged by various kinds of obstructions. When that happens, the stream flow is reduced and some or all of the obstructions may need to be removed. Clearing and snagging is a conservation practice used for that purpose. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • On-Farm Secondary Containment Facility

    USDA NRCS

    Alley cropping is used to enhance or diversify a farm enterprise by adding tree/shrub products, reduce surface water runoff and soil erosion, alter water table depths, improve utilization and reduce offsite movement of nutrients, modify the microclimate for improved crop production, provide habitat for wildlife and beneficial insects, enhance the aesthetics of the area, and increase net carbon storage. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Alley Cropping

    USDA NRCS

    Alley cropping is used to enhance or diversify a farm enterprise by adding tree/shrub products, reduce surface water runoff and soil erosion, alter water table depths, improve utilization 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Water Distribution, Irrigation Pump VFD

    Pacific Power

    Replace worn nozzles, drains, gaskets and other equipment on your irrigation system and get cash incentives through our wattsmart Business program.
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  • Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PGE)

    Receive rebates for select irrigation products.
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  • Farm Storage Facility Loan Program

    USDA FSA

    This program provides low-interest financing so producers can build or upgrade facilities to store commodities. Eligible commodities include grains, oilseeds, peanuts, etc. Eligible facility types include grain bins, hay barns, bulk tanks, and facilities for cold storage. Drying and handling and storage equipment is also eligible, including storage and handling trucks. 
     
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  • Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants

    USDA Rural Development

    Grantees assist rural small businesses and agricultural producers by conducting and promoting energy audits, and providing renewable energy development assistance (REDA).The assistance is part of the Rural Energy for America Program and must be provided to agricultural producers and rural small businesses.
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  • Missouri Linked Deposit Program for Agriculture

    Missouri State Treasurer

    The Missouri Linked Deposit Program for Agriculture assists agricultural operations and farmers by providing funds for production expenses, new farms, agricultural ventures, livestock and poultry production and renewable fuel production.
     
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  • No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a no till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content.  Residue shall not be burned, grazed, or harvested. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Conservation crop rotation on recently converted CRP grass/legume cover for wind erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Implement a crop rotation management system on crop land acres that recently converted from CRP grass/legume conservation cover to annual planted crops.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Provide early successional habitat between first rice crop and ratoon crop to support space and continuity for wildlife

    USDA NRCS

    Many declining suites of wildlife species rely on early successional habitats for at least part of their life cycle needs. Migratory shorebird species in particular rely on open, moist soil or shallowly flooded conditions for foraging and security. Rice farms support many migratory and resident water bird species.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Establish and maintain wildlife habitat continuity by providing early successional, naturally occurring vegetation in ditches and ditch bank borders.

    USDA NRCS

    This enhancement is to encourage the establishment of early successional, naturally occurring vegetation in ditches, side slop and bank border to provide cover, critical nesting and brood rearing habitat as well as filtering overland flow and improving water quality.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
     
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  • Establish and maintenance of moist soil vegetation on cropland edges to increase wildlife cover, shelter and habitat diversity

    USDA NRCS

    The wetter or more water saturated portions of cropland fields such as areas adjacent to field drains, have the potential to produce a significant amount of moist soil plants which are a tremendously valuable source of forage and cover for many waterfowl, shorebird and wading bird species, especially during a period of time when such plants may be limited.  

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     

     
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  • Manipulate vegetation on fields where rainfall is to be captured and retained to provide enhanced cover and shelter for wildlife

    USDA NRCS

    Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, contain high densities of residual (i.e. waste) grain and natural seeds following harvest. When flooded to shallow depths during fall and winter, these agricultural fields provide ideal foraging habitat for myriad species of waterfowl and wading birds. 


     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Establish and maintenance of moist soil vegetation on cropland edges to increase wildlife food sources and habitat diversity

    USDA NRCS

    The wetter or more water saturated portions of cropland fields such as areas adjacent to field drains, have the potential to produce a significant amount of moist soil plants which are a tremendously valuable source of forage and cover for many waterfowl, shorebird and wading bird species, especially during a period of time when such plants may be limited. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
     
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  • Provide early successional habitat between rice crop and ratoon crop to support important wildlife sources

    USDA NRCS

    If standing rice stubble from the first crop is rolled to push above ground stalks level with the soil surface, the first component of this type of habitat is met. When moisture is added to the situation, short-term habitat is available until the ratoon crop initiates growth to a height beyond that which would provide benefit to the early successional species. 


     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Manipulate vegetation on fields where rainfall is to be captured and retained to provide enhanced food sources for wildlife

    USDA NRCS

    Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, contain high densities of residual (i.e. waste) grain and natural seeds following harvest. When flooded to shallow depths during fall and winter, these agricultural fields provide ideal foraging habitat for myriad species of waterfowl and wading birds.  


     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Shorebird habitat, extended late season shallow water with manipulation to enhance habitat continuity and space

    USDA NRCS

    Suitable shorebird habitat is limited during the summer and fall as birds migrate south post-breeding. Providing shallow water with manipulation of vegetation creates a network or continuity of habitat required by this suite of migratory birds during a time when it may otherwise be in low abundance. 
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Shorebird habitat, late season shallow water with manipulation to enhance habitat continuity and space

    USDA NRCS

    Suitable shorebird habitat is limited during the summer and fall as birds migrate south post-breeding. Manipulation of vegetation, preferably through rolling, creates open conditions required by this suite of birds as a means to detect and avoid predators, and provides nutrient inputs for invertebrate production.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Extend retention of captured rainfall to provide habitat continuity during late winter for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds

    USDA NRCS

    Retention of water on agricultural lands into early spring will provide a network or continuity of habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds during a time when it may otherwise be in low abundance. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Shorebird habitat, extended late season shallow water with manipulation

    USDA NRCS

    Suitable shorebird habitat is limited during the summer and fall as birds migrate south post-breeding. Manipulation of vegetation, preferably through rolling, creates open conditions required by this suite of birds as a means to detect and avoid predators, and provides nutrient inputs for invertebrate production.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Shorebird habitat, late season shallow water with manipulation

    USDA NRCS

    Suitable shorebird habitat is limited during the summer and fall as birds migrate south post-breeding. Manipulation of vegetation, preferably through rolling, creates open conditions required by this suite of birds as a means to detect and avoid predators, and provides nutrient inputs for invertebrate production.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Close structures to capture and retain rainfall for waterfowl and wading birds to improve habitat continuity

    USDA NRCS

    When flooded to shallow depths during fall and winter, agricultural fields provide habitat for myriad species of waterfowl and wading birds. The flooded conditions promote a network or continuity of habitat that is available to migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds.  

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     

     
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  • Extend retention of captured rainfall to provide late winter water habitat for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds

    USDA NRCS

    Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, contain high densities of residual (i.e., waste) grain and natural seeds following harvest. In addition, flooded conditions provide access for waterfowl and wading birds and promote establishment of aquatic invertebrate populations, thus providing protein-rich food sources for shorebirds as well as waterfowl and wading birds. 
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to provide water for waterfowl and other wading birds during winter

    USDA NRCS

    Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, contain high densities of residual (i.e. waste) grain and natural seeds following harvest. Capturing and retaining water on those areas provide access for waterfowl and wading birds and promote the establishment of aquatic invertebrate populations, thus providing protein-rich food sources. 

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     

     
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  • Shorebird habitat, extended late season shallow water with manipulation to improve cover and shelter

    USDA NRCS

    Suitable shorebird habitat is limited during the summer and fall as birds migrate south post-breeding. Providing shallow water and mud flat habitat will benefit a variety of shorebird species. Optimal conditions are created when water levels are slowly reduced through evaporation, which allows for propagation of invertebrates (typically insect larvae) used as food by shorebirds. 



     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Shorebird habitat, late season shallow water with manipulation to improve cover and shelter

    USDA NRCS

    Suitable shorebird habitat is limited during the summer and fall as birds migrate south post-breeding. Manipulation of vegetation, preferably through rolling, creates open conditions required by this suite of birds as a means to detect and avoid predators, and provide nutrient inputs for invertebrate production.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Extend retention of captured rainfall to provide enhanced cover and shelter for late winter habitat for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds

    USDA NRCS

    Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, can contain high densities of early successional vegetation. When moisture is added to the situation, cover and shelter is provided to early successional species. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
     
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  • Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to improve cover and shelter for waterfowl and other wading birds during winter

    USDA NRCS

    When flooded to shallow depths during fall and winter, agricultural fields provide ideal cover and shelter for myriad species of waterfowl and wading birds. Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, can contain high densities of early successional vegetation. When moisture is added to this situation, short-term habitat is available and cover and shelter is provides to early successional species. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.    
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  • Renovate small, shallow pothole and playa sites which may seasonally hold water

    USDA NRCS

    Renovate small, shallow pothole and playa sites which may seasonally hold water. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Shorebird habitat, extended late season shallow water with manipulation to improve food sources

    USDA NRCS

    Suitable shorebird habitat is limited during the summer and fall as birds migrate south post-breeding. Providing shallow water and mud flat habitat will benefit a variety of shorebird species. 
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Shorebird habitat, late season shallow water with manipulation to improve food sources

    USDA NRCS

    Suitable shorebird habitat is limited during the summer and fall as birds migrate south post-breeding. Optimal conditions are created when water levels are slowly reduced through evaporation, which allows for propagation of invertebrates (typically insect larvae) used as food by shorebirds. 

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     

     
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  • Extend retention of captured rainfall to provide enhanced food sources for late winter habitat for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds

    USDA NRCS

    Harvested and idled agricultural lands, notably those occurring within rice rotations, contain high densities of residual (i.e., waste) grain and natural seeds following harvest. In addition, flooded conditions promote establishment of aquatic invertebrate populations, thus providing protein-rich food sources for shorebirds as well as waterfowl and wading birds. 

     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
    Read more
  • Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to improve food sources for waterfowl and other wading birds during winter

    USDA NRCS

    When flooded to shallow depths during fall and winter, agricultural fields provide ideal foraging habitat for myriad species of waterfowl and wading birds. 
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cropland conversion to trees for long term improvement of water quality

    USDA NRCS

    Cropland conversion to trees and shrubs for long term erosion control and improvement of water quality. Trees and shrubs are established on cropland where annually-seeded cash crops have been grown.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cropland conversion to trees for long term wind erosion control

    USDA NRCS

    Conversion of cropped land to trees and shrubs for long term erosion control and improvement of water quality. Trees and shrubs are established on cropland where annually-seeded cash crops have been grown.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cropland conversion to trees for long term water erosion control

    USDA NRCS

    Cropland conversion to trees and shrubs for long term erosion control and improvement of water quality. Trees and shrubs are established on cropland where annually-seeded cash crops have been grown.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques

    USDA NRCS

    Utilize integrated pest management (IPM) prevent, avoidance, monitoring, and suppression (PAMS) techniques to reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides. 



     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques

    USDA NRCS

    Utilize integrated pest management (IPM) prevent, avoidance, monitoring, and suppression (PAMS) techniques to reduce risk of pesticides in surface water and reducing the potential for delivery of chemicals into water bodies.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques

    USDA NRCS

    Utilize precision application techniques to reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by reducing total amount of chemical applied and reducing the potential for delivery of chemicals into water bodies.
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risks to air quality - emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs)

    USDA NRCS

    Nutrient management encompasses managing the amount, source, placement, and timing of the application of plant nutrients and soil amendments. Nutrients are currently being applied on the farm based on the 4R nutrient stewardship principles. 
     

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing the risk of nutrient losses to groundwater

    USDA NRCS

    Nutrient management encompasses managing the amount, source, placement, and timing of the application of plant nutrients and soil amendments. Enhanced nutrient use efficiency strategies or technologies are utilized to improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce risk of nutrient losses.
     


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing the risk of nutrient losses to surface water

    USDA NRCS

    Nutrient management encompasses managing the amount, source, placement, and timing of the application of plant nutrients and soil amendments. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies to plan and apply nutrients

    USDA NRCS

    Utilize precision application technology and techniques to reduce risk of nutrients in surface water by reducing total amount of applied and reducing the potential for delivery of nutrients into water bodies. Precision agriculture technology is utilized to plan and apply nutrients to improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce risk of nutrient losses. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Stream corridor bank vegetation improvement

    USDA NRCS

    Stream corridor bank vegetation components are established to improve ecosystem functioning and stability. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Stream corridor bank stability improvement

    USDA NRCS

    Stream corridor bank vegetation components are established to provide additional stream corridor bank stability. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Stream crossing elimination

    USDA NRCS

    Existing stream crossings on an operation are consolidated into fewer crossings in order to reduce impacts to stream habitat. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Extend the periods of soil saturation or shallow ponding for wildlife

    USDA NRCS

    Extending the periods of wetness (soil saturation or shallow water), in excess of those required under National Conservation Practice Standard (NCP) Drainage Water Management (554), to meet the additional considerations of wildlife. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Installation of end of pipe or ditch treatment for nitrogen

    USDA NRCS

    Add end of pipe/ditch treatment if nitrogen is the pollutant of concern. Add CPS 605, Denitrifying Bioreactor for each drainage outlet in the field. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Installation of a saturated vegetated drain outlet

    USDA NRCS

    Install Conservation Practice Standard 604, Saturated Buffer so all of the drain outlets on a field are routed through an appropriate buffer. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Installation of end of pipe or ditch treatment for phosphorus

    USDA NRCS

    Add end of pipe/ditch treatment. If dissolved phosphorus is the pollutant of concern, use Interim CPS 782, Phosphorus Treatment Structure for each drainage outlet in a field. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to improve plant condition

    USDA NRCS

    Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial grasses, forbs, and/or legume species are established on cropland where annually-seeded cash crops have been grown. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce sediment loading

    USDA NRCS

    Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial grasses, forbs, and/or legume species are established on cropland where annually-seeded cash crops have been grown. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture for soil organic matter improvement

    USDA NRCS

    Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial grasses, forbs, and/or legume species are established on cropland where annually-seeded cash crops have been grown. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce wind erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial grasses, forbs, and/or legume species are established on cropland where annually-seeded cash crops have been grown. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce water erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Conversion of cropped land to grass-based agriculture. Mixtures of perennial grasses, forbs, and/or legume species are established on cropland where annually-seeded cash crops have been grown. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Mulching to improve soil health

    USDA NRCS

    Implement a crop rotation which utilizes mulch and address all four principle components of soil health: increases diversity of the cropping system; maintains residue throughout the year; keeps a living root; and minimizes soil chemical, physical and biological disturbance.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm

    USDA NRCS

    Rehabilitate/replace/reconfigure all pumps that have the potential to perform 10% or more efficiently as identified in the pump test. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     

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  • Intermittent Flooding of Rice Fields

    USDA NRCS

    This enhancement consists of managing irrigation water on rice fields by allowing them to "dry down" between full flood conditions to a saturated soil condition prior to re-flooding the field. The dry periods result in less water used over a growing season, and potential energy savings. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm to determine the potential to install a variable frequency drive

    USDA NRCS

    On branching systems, or pumps that service multiple fields, or multiple pumps, install a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motor controller(s) if recommended in the pump test and the simple payback in terms of energy savings is less than 10 years. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Advanced IWM--Weather is monitored, recorded and used in decision making. Actual evapotranspiration is calculated and used in forecasting future irrigation.

    USDA NRCS

    Advanced irrigation water management using on-site weather measurements to calculate real-time evapotranspiration and forecast future water use by plants. Record keeping is such that a daily water balance is calculated and future irrigation's forecast.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Advanced IWM--Soil moisture is monitored, recorded, and used in decision making

    USDA NRCS

    Advanced irrigation water management using soil moisture monitoring (one sensor per 40 acres or more) with data loggers. Record keeping is such that a daily water balance is calculated, and future irrigation's forecast.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Extend existing filter strip to reduce excess sediment in surface water

    USDA NRCS

    Extend existing filter strips for water quality protection (reduce excess sediment in surface waters). Extend the existing buffer for a total of 60 feet or more to enhance water quality functions.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Extend existing filter strip to reduce excess pathogens and chemicals in surface water

    USDA NRCS

    Extend existing filter strips for water quality protection (reduce excess pathogens and chemicals from manure, bio-solids or compost applications in surface waters). Extend the existing buffer for a total of 60 feet or more to enhance water quality functions.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Extend existing filter strip to reduce excess nutrients in surface water

    USDA NRCS

    Extend existing filter strips for water quality protection (reduce excess nutrients in surface water). Extend the existing buffer for a total of 60 feet or more to enhance water quality functions.  

    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Modify field operations to reduce particulate matter

    USDA NRCS

    Modify tillage and/or harvest operations to reduce particulates by at least 20 percent below the required levels. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Switch fuel source for pump motor(s)

    USDA NRCS

    Switch the fuel source for the pump motor(s) indicated in the energy audit to a renewable source (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.). (CPS 533 Pumping Plant) 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Install variable frequency drive(s) on pump(s)

    USDA NRCS

    Install Variable Frequency Drive(s) (CPS 533 Pumping Plant) with correct sensors on all pumps indicated in the energy audit. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduce tillage to reduce energy use

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a reduced tillage system which reduces total energy consumption associated with field operations by at least 25% compared to conventional tillage systems (benchmark).  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduced tillage to reduce tillage induced particulate matter

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a reduced tillage system to reduce tillage induced particulate matter.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduced tillage to increase plant-available moisture: moisture management

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a reduced till system to increase plant-available moisture. Maintain a minimum 60 percent surface residue cover throughout the year to reduce evaporation from the soil surface. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduced tillage to increase plant-available moisture: irrigation water

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a reduced till system to increase plant-available moisture. Maintain a minimum 60 percent surface residue cove throughout the year to reduce evaporation from the soil surface. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a reduced till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content. Residue shall not be burned, grazed, or harvested. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduced tillage to reduce wind erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a reduced tillage system to reduce wind erosion soil loss.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a reduced tillage system to reduce sheet and rill erosion soil loss. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a cover crop mix to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles. Select cover crop species that do not harbor pests or diseases of subsequent crops in the rotation. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-ground water

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a cover crop mix to take up excess soil nutrients. Select cover crop species for their ability to effectively utilize nutrients. Terminate the cover crop as late as practical to maximize plant biomass production and nutrient uptake.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-surface water

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a cover crop mix to take up excess soil nutrients. Select cover crop species for their ability to effectively utilize nutrients. Terminate the cover crop as late as practical to maximize plant biomass production and nutrient uptake.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Cover crop to minimize soil compaction

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a cover crop mix that includes plants with both fibrous root and deep rooted systems. Fibrous to treat and prevent both near surface (0-4") and deep (>4") soil compaction and deep rooted to break up deep compacted soils. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.  

     
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  • Use of soil health assessment to assist with development of cover crop mix to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter

    USDA NRCS

    Use of soil health assessment to evaluate impact of current conservation crop rotation in addressing soil organic matter depletion. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

     

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  • Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter

    USDA NRCS

    Implement a multi-species cover crop to add diversity and increase biomass production to improve soil health and increased soil organic matter. Cover crop mix must include a minimum of 4 different species.


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

     


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  • Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content

    USDA NRCS

    Implementation of cover crop mix to provide soil coverage during All non-crop production periods in an annual crop rotation. Cover crop shall not be harvested or burned.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

     

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  • Cover crop to reduce wind erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Cover crop added to current crop rotation to reduce soil erosion from wind to below the soil tolerance (T) level. Cover crops grown during critical erosion period(s). 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

     

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  • Cover crop to reduce water erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Cover crop added to current crop rotation to reduce soil erosion from water to below soil tolerance (T) level. Cover crops grown during critical erosion periods(s).  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

     

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  • Controlled traffic farming to reduce compaction

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a controlled traffic system where no more than 25% of the surface is tracked with heavy axle loads to minimize soil compaction. 



    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     


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  • Application of gypsum products to improve water quality by reducing the potential for pathogens and other contaminant transport from areas of manure and biosolids application-ground water

    USDA NRCS

    Application of gypsum products to improve water quality by reducing the potential for pathogens and other contaminant transport from areas of manure and biosolids application. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

     

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  • Application of gypsum products to improve water quality by reducing the potential for pathogens and other contaminant transport from areas of manure and biosolid application-surface water

    USDA NRCS

    Application of gypsum products to improve water quality by reducing the potential for pathogens and other contaminant transport from areas of manure and biosolid application. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

     

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  • Application of gypsum products to improve surface water quality by reducing dissolved phosphorus concentrations in subsurface drainage

    USDA NRCS

    Apply approved gypsum products to improve surface water quality by reducing dissolved phosphorus concentrations in subsurface drainage. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Application of gypsum products to improve surface water quality by reducing dissolved phosphorus concentrations in surface runoff

    USDA NRCS

    Apply approved gypsum products to improve surface water quality by reducing dissolved phosphorus concentrations in surface runoff. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • No till to reduce energy

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a no till system which reduces total energy consumption associated with field operations by at least 25% compared to current tillage system (benchmark). 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • No till to reduce tillage induced particulate matter

    USDA NRCS

    Establish no till system to reduce tillage induced particulate matter.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • No till to increase plant-available moisture: moisture management

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a no till system to increase plant-available moisture. Maintain a minimum 60 percent surface residue cover throughout the year to reduce evaporation from the soil surface. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • No till to increase plant-available moisture: irrigation water

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a no till system to increase plant-available moisture. Maintain a minimum 60 percent surface residue cover throughout the year to reduce evaporation from the soil surface. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.


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  • No till system to reduce wind erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Establish no till system to reduce wind erosion loss. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • No till to reduce water erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Establish no till system to reduce sheet and rill erosion soil loss. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife cover and shelter

    USDA NRCS

    Implement a crop rotation which allows a portion of grain crops to be left in fields unharvested to provide food and cover for wildlife during winter months. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife food sources

    USDA NRCS

    Implement a crop rotation which allows a portion of grain crops to be left in fields unharvested to provide food and cover for wildlife during winter months. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Resource Conserving Crop Rotation

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Rotation must include AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum of three year crop rotation.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Improved resource conserving crop rotation to relieve plant pest pressure

    USDA NRCS

    Improve an existing Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Must enrich an existing rotation which already includes AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum three year crop rotation.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Conservation crop rotation to reduce the concentration of salts

    USDA NRCS

    Implement a crop rotation to reduce the concentration of salts and other chemicals from saline seeps.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Resource conserving crop rotation to improve soil compaction

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Rotation must include AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum of three year crop rotation.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Improved resource conserving crop rotation to improve soil compaction

    USDA NRCS

    Improve an existing Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Must enrich an existing rotation which already includes AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum three year crop rotation.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Conservation crop rotation on recently converted CRP grass/legume cover for soil organic matter improvement

    USDA NRCS

    Implement a crop rotation management system on crop land acres that have recently converted from CRP grass/legume conservation cover to annual planted crops. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter

    USDA NRCS

    Use of soil health assessment to evaluate impact of current conservation crop rotation in addressing soil organic matter depletion (primary assessment made in Year 1). Modifications to the crop rotation and/or crop management will be made as a result of the assessment results (adding a new crop and /or cover crop to the rotation; making changes to planting and/or tillage system, harvest timing of crops, or termination timing of cover crops).  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Soil health crop rotation

    USDA NRCS

    Implement a crop rotation which addresses all four principle components of soil health: increases diversity of the cropping system; maintains residue throughout the year; keeps a living root; and minimizes soil chemical, physical and biological disturbance. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Resource conserving crop rotation for soil organic matter improvement

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Rotation must include AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum of three year crop rotation. The crop rotation will reduce soil erosion (water and wind), improve soil health, improve soil moisture efficiency, and reduce plant pest pressures. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Improved resource conserving crop rotation for soil organic matter improvement

    USDA NRCS

    Improve an existing Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Must enrich and existing rotation which already includes AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum three year crop rotation. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Resource conserving crop rotation to reduce wind erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Rotation must include AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum of three year crop rotation. The crop rotation will reduce soil erosion (water and wind), improve soil health, improve soil moisture efficiency, and reduce plant pest pressures. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Improved resource conserving crop rotation to reduce wind erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Improve an existing Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Must enrich an existing rotation which already includes AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum three year crop rotation. 


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Conservation crop rotation on recently converted CRP grass/legume cover for water erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Implement a crop rotation management system on crop land acres that have recently converted from CRP grass/legume conservation cover to annual planted crops.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Resource conserving crop rotation to reduce water erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Rotation must include AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum of three year crop rotation.  


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.

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  • Improved resource conserving crop rotation to reduce water erosion

    USDA NRCS

    Improve an existing Resource Conserving Crop Rotation. Must enrich and existing rotation which already includes AT LEAST one resource conserving crop as determined by the State Conservationist in a minimum three year crop rotation.


    CSP deadline for all states is May 10, 2019.
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  • Exemption of seed sales, defoliants, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides

    MS Department of Revenue

    Exemption of retail sale of seeds, livestock, poultry, and fish feed, and fertilizers; exemption of sales of defoliants, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and baby chicks used in growing agricultural products for market from sales tax.
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  • Exemption of income received from landscaping activities

    MS Department of Revenue

    Exemption of income received from grading, excavating, ditching, dredging or landscaping activities performed for a farmer, on a farm, for agricultural or soil erosion purposes from sales tax.
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  • Reduction of sales tax on farm implements

    MS Department of Revenue

    Reduction of sales tax on farm tractors and implements used directly for the production of poultry, ratite, domesticated fish, livestock and livestock products, agricultural or ornamental plant crops, or other agricultural use in the farming operation to 1.5%.
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  • Exemption of polyroll tubing

    LA Department of Revenue

    Exemption of polyroll tubing sold or used for commercial farm irrigation from sales tax.
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  • Exemption of fuels used for equipment

    LA Department of Revenue

    Exemption of diesel fuel, butane, propane, and other liquefied petroleum gases that are used for farm purposes as a power source or heating fuel for equipment that is directly used in a commercial growing or livestock production operation from sales tax.
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  • Exemption of irrigation wells, drives, motors and equipment

    LA Department of Revenue

    Exemption of irrigation wells, drives, motors, and equipment from sales tax.
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  • Exemption of clippers, cultivars, discs, plows and spreaders

    LA Department of Revenue

    Exemption of clippers, cultivars, discs, plows and spreaders from sales tax.
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  • Exemption of rubber tired tractor and attachments

    LA Department of Revenue

    Exemption of rubber tired tractors, cane harvesters, cane loaders, cotton pickers, combines, hay balers, and attachments and sprayers from sales tax.
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  • Exemption of agricultural water purchases

    AR Department of Finance and Administration

    Agricultural water purchases that reduce groundwater use are exempt from AR gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri
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  • Exemption of commercial grain drying and storage utilities

    AR Department of Finance and Administration

    Utilities used for commercial grain drying and storage are exempt from AR gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri. Exempted utilities are electricity, liquefied petroleum gas, and natural gas which are separately metered from a utility used for any other purposes.
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  • Exemption of rice dryer machinery and equipment

    AR Department of Finance and Administration

    Sale of machinery and equipment used by rice driers (i.e. grain bins used for drying, control panels and motors utilized to operate the grain drying process and conveyor systems used during the drying process) are exempt from AR gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of irrigation pipe (LA)

    LA Department of Revenue

    Irrigation pipe carrying water from the well to the crop is exempt from LA gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agriculture as farm equipment.
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  • Exemption of irrigation pipe (AR)

    AR Department of Finance and Administration

    Irrigation pipe carrying water from the well to the crop is exempt from AR gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agriculture as farm equipment.
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  • Exemption of seed sales (TX)

    TX Department of Revenue

    Sales of seed to be used in the commercial production of any agricultural product or agricultural seed, including timber seedlings, is exempt from TX gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of seed sales (MO)

    MO Department of Revenue

    Sales of seed to be used in the commercial production of any agricultural product or agricultural seed, including timber seedlings, is exempt from MO gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of seed sales (MS)

    MS Department of Revenue

    Sales of seed to be used in the commercial production of any agricultural product or agricultural seed, including timber seedlings, is exempt from MS gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of seed sales (LA)

    LA Department of Revenue

    Sales of seed to be used in the commercial production of any agricultural product or agricultural seed, including timber seedlings, is exempt from LA gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of seed sales (AR)

    AR Department of Finance and Administration

    Sales of seed to be used in the commercial production of any agricultural product or agricultural seed, including timber seedlings, is exempt from AR gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of cotton, seed, lint or baled cotton (TX)

    TX Department of Revenue

    Sales of cotton, seed cotton, lint cotton or baled cotton whether compressed or not is exempt from TX gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of cotton, seed, lint or baled cotton (MS)

    MS Department of Revenue

    Sales of cotton, seed cotton, lint cotton or baled cotton whether compressed or not is exempt from MS gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of cotton, seed, lint or baled cotton (AR)

    AR Department of Finance and Administration

    Sales of cotton, seed cotton, lint cotton or baled cotton whether compressed or not is exempt from AR gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of machinery and equipment sales (TX)

    TX Department of Revenue

    Sales of machinery and equipment used exclusively and directly in farming for commercial purposes is exempt from TX gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of machinery and equipment sales (MO)

    MO Department of Revenue

    Sales of machinery and equipment used exclusively and directly in farming for commercial purposes is exempt from MO gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of machinery and equipment sales (MS)

    MS Department of Revenue

    Sales of machinery and equipment used exclusively and directly in farming for commercial purposes is exempt from MS gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of machinery and equipment sales (LA)

    LA Department of Revenue

    Sales of machinery and equipment used exclusively and directly in farming for commercial purposes is exempt from LA gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of machinery and equipment sales (AR)

    AR Department of Finance and Administration

    Sales of machinery and equipment used exclusively and directly in farming for commercial purposes is exempt from AR gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of dyed diesel (TX)

    TX Department of Revenue

    Per gallon tax placed on dyed diesel is exempt from TX gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of dyed diesel (MO)

    MO Department of Revenue

    Per gallon tax placed on dyed diesel is exempt from MO gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Residue and Tillage Management, Reduced Till

    USDA NRCS

    Managing the amount, orientation and distribution of crop and other plant residue on the soil surface year round while limiting the soil-disturbing activities used to grow crops in systems where the entire field surface is tilled by the planter/drill or tillage tools prior to planting. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Exemption of dyed diesel (MS)

    MS Department of Revenue

    Per gallon tax placed on dyed diesel is exempt from MS gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of dyed diesel (LA)

    LA Department of Revenue

    Per gallon tax placed on dyed diesel is exempt from LA gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of dyed diesel (AR)

    AR Department of Finance and Administration

    Per gallon tax placed on dyed diesel is exempt from AR gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of agri fertilizer, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides (TX)

    TX Department of Revenue

    Sales of agri fertilizer, limestone, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides used in the commercial production of agri products, are exempt from TX gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of agri fertilizer, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides (MO)

    MO Department of Revenue

    Sales of agri fertilizer, limestone, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides used in the commercial production of agri products, are exempt from MO gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of agri fertilizer, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides (MS)

    MS Department of Revenue

    Sales of agri fertilizer, limestone, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides used in the commercial production of agri products, are exempt from MS gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Exemption of agri fertilizer, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides (LA)

    LA Department of Revenue

    Sales of agri fertilizer, limestone, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides used in the commercial production of agri products, are exempt from LA gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Forest Stand Improvement

    USDA NRCS

    Adjust species composition and/or density of a stand of trees to meet objectives; using ground applied herbicides to release young desirable trees from competing and/or overtopping vegetation with ground-based machinery; using aerially applied chemicals or equipment to release desirable trees from competing and/or overtopping vegetation, too big to be mowed.  


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     


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  • Wetland Enhancement

    USDA NRCS

    Restoration of a Riverine HGM landscape on a small stream on a low stream order riparian landscape has been converted to agricultural production. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Wetland Creation

    USDA NRCS

    Wetland is created on a flat mineral upland at a location where surface runoff may be intercepted and ponded by excavation. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Wetland Restoration

    USDA NRCS

    Restoration of a mineral flat wetland, riverine HGM tract on a large floodplain, depressional HGM class wetland or estuarine fringe HGM landscape; aquacultural pond tract is to be restored to a wetland; breach or demolish a levee on a large floodplain to restore a wetland.  

    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     


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  • Constructed Wetland

    USDA NRCS

    Includes the basic earthwork and native and/or organic wetland vegetation needed to create a constructed wetland to treat contaminated agricultural runoff for a site. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Structures for Wildlife

    USDA NRCS

    Installation of nesting and rearing boxes of targeted species; retrofit existing watering trough/tank with wildlife escape ramp; retrofit fences with vinyl markers; create brush piles to provide escape cover for wildlife. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Early Successional Habitat Development/ Management

    USDA NRCS

    Provides early successional habitat by setting back succession and manipulating species composition by disking, mowing, or bailing vegetation; provide shallow water habitat for wildlife on rice fields, crawfish fields, and other cropland. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Shallow Water Development and Management

    USDA NRCS

    Addresses inadequate habitat for fish and wildlife on cropland. 

    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

    USDA NRCS

    This scenario is applied to all land use types where any resource concern is identified for wildlife, and where monitoring or management will treat the identified resource concern; the development of micro-topographic features on open non-wetlands that have been removed by prior farming practices; creation of snags in woodlands. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

    USDA NRCS

    Wetland Wildlife Habitat is improved by the implementation of annual adaptive management actions or restoring micro-topographic features; land with the potential to provide wetland wildlife habitat that is not currently being captured, is captured; provide habitat for mottled ducks; close risers for a period to provide habitat for migrating waterfowl. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats

    USDA NRCS

    This scenario is applied to all land use types where any resource concern is identified for wildlife, and where monitoring or management will treat the identified resource concern, or the development of micro-topographic features that have been removed by prior farming practices. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Water Well

    USDA NRCS

    A well is drilled, dug, driven, bored, jetted or otherwise constructed to an aquifer for water supply. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Waste and Sediment Control Basin

    USDA NRCS

    Water and Sediment Control Basis is constructed with 700 CY of excavation/earthfill with dozer, scraper and/or road grader. Rill and/or gully erosion is reduced. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Vegetated Treatment Area

    USDA NRCS

    An area of permanent vegetation used for agricultural wastewater treatment. 

    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     

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  • Underground Outlet

    USDA NRCS

    This practices is often installed in conjunction with Roof Run off Structure, terraces, diversions, sediment control basins, waterways or similar practices. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Surface Drain, Main or Lateral

    USDA NRCS

    A new lateral ditch is constructed to collect the excess irrigation water of a series of fields creating a collection system so that the water can be recovered and reused. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Surface Drain, Field Ditch

    USDA NRCS

    A new field ditch is construction to collect the excess irrigation water of a single field and direct it to a collection system so that the water can be recovered and reused. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Vegetative Barrier

    USDA NRCS

    Permanent strips of stiff, dense vegetation established along the general contour of slopes or across concentrated flow areas to reduce erosion. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Terrace

    USDA NRCS

    An earthen embankment with channel constructed across the field slope as part of a system to shorten slope lengths, and reduce sheet, rill, and gully erosion in a cropped field. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

    USDA NRCS

    A basic or comprehensive IPM plan with LGU-approved pest prevention, avoidance and monitoring techniques and pest thresholds is applied in Large Scale Field/Forage Crops. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Nutrient Management

    USDA NRCS

    This scenario describes the implementation from a basic to an advanced precision nutrient management system on crop or hay land. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Cross Wind Trap Strips

    USDA NRCS

    Provides a cover of erosion-resistant herbaceous plants established in one or more strips typically perpendicular to the most erosive wind events. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Structure for Water Control

    USDA NRCS

    Installation of flashboard risers, culverts, slide or flap gates, or flow meters to improve efficient use of water. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Streambank and Shoreline Protection

    USDA NRCS

    Protection of streambanks to stabilize and protect against erosion, water quality degradation, excess/insufficient water, and inadequate habitat for fish and wildlife.
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  • Stream Crossing

    USDA NRCS

    Stabilize the bottom and slope of a stream channel using rock riprap or cast in place concrete or install a culvert.
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  • Trails and Walkways

    USDA NRCS

    Layout and construct a trail or walkway of natural surfacing to facilitate animal movement, provide or improve access to water, and/or protect ecologically sensitive, erosive and/or potentially erosive sites and address soil erosion and water quality resource concerns.
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  • Spring Development

    USDA NRCS

    A spring development is a way of collecting water from a spring or seep so it can be used for livestock, wildlife, or other agricultural uses. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Heavy Use Area Protection

    USDA NRCS

    The stabilization of areas around facilities that are frequently and intensively used by people, animals or vehicles by surfacing with various materials to provide a stable, non-eroding surface. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Roof Runoff Structure

    USDA NRCS

    A roof runoff structure to service the portion of the building roof that would otherwise drain into a waste management system or create erosion. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     


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  • Row Arrangement

    USDA NRCS

    Establishing the direction, grade and length for crop rows by setting a baseline by ground survey, GPS, GIS, or other appropriate methods that will provide the planned results to provide drainage, erosion control. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Pumping Plant

    USDA NRCS

    Installation of a pump for pressurizing an irrigation system or technologically improving an existing pump for efficiency purposes. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Pond Sealing or Lining, Compacted Soil Treatment

    USDA NRCS

    A liner for an impoundment constructed using compacted soil with or without soil amendments. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Forage and Biomass Planting

    USDA NRCS

    Establish or reseed adapted perennial grasses or legumes to improve or maintain livestock/wildlife nutrition and health, extend the length of the grazing season, and provide soil cover to reduce erosion. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Forage Harvest Management

    USDA NRCS

    Harvesting forages to remove excess phosphorus from hay fields. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Mulching

    USDA NRCS

    Application of natural or synthetic mulch or a erosion control blanket to reduce erosion and facilitate the establishment of vegetative cover. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Lined Waterway or Outlet

    USDA NRCS

    Install waterway lined with turf reinforced matting, rock, concrete, or membrane to prevent excessive sedimentation or soil erosion. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Irrigation Land Leveling

    USDA NRCS

    Crop land is leveled to enhance uniform flow of surface water to improve irrigation efficiency using dirt pans/carry-all/pan-scraper equipment and includes stripping and stockpiling. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Anionic Polyacrylamide (PAM) Application

    USDA NRCS

    Control of irrigation induced erosion (typically in furrow irrigated fields) through the direct application of water-soluble Polyacrylamide (PAM) into the irrigation water supply. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Irrigation Water Management

    USDA NRCS

    Producers keep records and use them to plan improvements for the next season, install IWM devices to aid in accurate record keeping, or utilize specific water level management practices. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Irrigation System, Tailwater Recovery

    USDA NRCS

    An irrigation system designed to collect, store, and convey irrigation tailwater and/or rainfall runoff for reuse in irrigation. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface

    USDA NRCS

    Installation of either surge valve & controller or poly irrigation tubing. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Sprinkler System

    USDA NRCS

    Cropland with poor irrigation efficiency and distribution uniformity can install a wheel line, solid set, travelling gun, or pod system to address those problems; renovation of center pivot and linear move sprinkler systems in large crop fields. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Irrigation System, Microirrigation

    USDA NRCS

    A micro irrigation system is utilized in a crop or hay land field, vineyard, orchard, or hoop house. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Irrigation Reservoir

    USDA NRCS

    A reservoir will be built and used to accumulate and store water to be used for irrigation. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Irrigation Pipeline

    USDA NRCS

    Pipeline installed to convey and/or distribute water to micro-irrigation systems, minimizing non-beneficial water use, reducing soil erosion, and/or reducing energy use. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Hedgerow Planting

    USDA NRCS

    Addresses the establishment of dense vegetation corridors for wildlife movement and habitat. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Grassed Waterway

    USDA NRCS

    In a field containing a gully, a grass waterway is shaped or graded into a channel and is established with suitable vegetation to carry surface water at a non-erosive velocity to a stable outlet. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Grade Stabilization Structure

    USDA NRCS

    Gullies on farmland that are effecting usable area and water quality are stabilized and regraded. Check dams are constructed and disturbed areas are protected with vegetative cover. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Firebreak

    USDA NRCS

    Installation of a bare-ground firebreak or a green firebreak using permanent vegetation. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Filter Strip

    USDA NRCS

    A strip/area of native or introduced herbaceous vegetation situated between cropland, grazing land or disturbed land and sensitive areas. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Riparian Forest Buffer

    USDA NRCS

    Establish a buffer of deciduous or hardwood trees into a suitably prepared pasture, row crop, site to restore riparian plant communities and associated benefits. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Riparian Herbaceous Cover

    USDA NRCS

    Addresses inadequate herbaceous plant community function or diversity within the specific transitional zone between terrestrial and aquatic habitats where natural seeding methods and/or management is unlikely to improve the plant community within a reasonable time period. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Field Border

    USDA NRCS

    A strip of permanent vegetation established at the edge or around the perimeter of a field. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Fuel Break

    USDA NRCS

    A strip or block of land on which the vegetation, debris and detritus have been reduced and/ or modified to control or diminish the risk of the spread of fire crossing the strip or block of land. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment

    USDA NRCS

    A multi-row windbreak of shrubs, conifers, and hardwoods typically applied to crop, pasture, or confined animal operations. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Pond

    USDA NRCS

    A low-hazard water impoundment structure on agricultural lands used to improve water quality and provide water for livestock, fish/wildlife, recreation, fire control, crop and orchard irrigation, and other related uses. 

    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     

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  • Farmstead Energy Improvement

    USDA NRCS

    Replacement of a conventional exhaust fan with a high volume, low speed, efficient exhaust fan. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Diversion

    USDA NRCS

    Earthen channel constructed across long slopes to divert runoff from farmsteads, gullies, critical erosion areas, or other sensitive areas. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Dike

    USDA NRCS

    Construction of barrier, constructed of an earthen embankment, used to control water level. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Groundwater Testing

    USDA NRCS

    Groundwater from wells and spring developments is often tested to determine physical, biological, and chemical characteristics. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Well Decommissioning

    USDA NRCS

    Licensed well driller will seal and permanently close an unusable water well. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Sediment Basin

    USDA NRCS

    An excavated sediment basin is an existing drainage way on a farm for purpose of trapping sediment and preserving the capacity of reservoirs, ditches, canals, streams, etc. 

    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     

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  • Cover Crop

    USDA NRCS

    Typically a small grain or small grain-legume mix will be planted as a cover crop immediately after harvest of a row crop, and followed by a row crop that will utilize the residue as a mulch. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Prescribed Burning

    USDA NRCS

    Applying controlled fire to a predetermined area to control undesirable vegetation, prepare the area either for planting, to reduce wildfire hazard, improve wildlife habitat, or restore and maintain ecological sites. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Amending Soil Properties with Gypsum Products

    USDA NRCS

    Using gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate) derived products to improve soil health and surface water quality. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Contour Buffer Strips

    USDA NRCS

    Narrow strips of permanent, herbaceous vegetative cover are established around the hill slope and alternated down the slope with wider cropped strips in between that are farmed on the contour. Applies to all cropland. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Contour Farming

    USDA NRCS

    Contours are developed in a field to reduce erosion and sedimentation. This scenario meets the specifications of the NRCS Contour Farming Standard. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till

    USDA NRCS

    This practice typically involves conversion from a clean-tilled (conventional tilled) system to no-till or strip-till (conservation tilled) system. 





    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Herbaceous Weed Control

    USDA NRCS

    Land unit on which weed control would be beneficial in order to set back the plant community succession, improve the ecological condition, and improve forage conditions for domestic livestock or wildlife. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Conservation Crop Rotation

    USDA NRCS

    Crop rotation is established to improve water use efficiency. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Deep Tillage

    USDA NRCS

    Fields (80 acres) with adverse soil conditions that restrict plant growth such as compacted layers caused by tillage operations or restrictive layers such as hardpans (duripans) in the root zone. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     

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  • Agrichemical Handling Facility

    USDA NRCS

    A facility with an impervious surface to provide an environmentally safe area for on-farm agrichemicals. Provides a safe environment to store, mix, load and cleanup agrichemicals, retain incidental spillage, retain leakage, and reduce surface water, groundwater, air, and/or soil pollution. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring System Installation

    USDA NRCS

    Provide criteria for the installation of water quality monitoring system necessary to collect data for: evaluating conservation practice effectiveness, field scale model validation, or on-farm adaptive management. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     

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  • Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring Data Collection and Evaluation

    USDA NRCS

    Water quality monitoring and evaluation under this conservation activity standard are the actions and activities, using acceptable tools and protocols, by which a producer will measure the effectiveness of conservation practices and systems. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • IPM Herbicide Resistance Weed Conservation Plan

    USDA NRCS

    Plan is created to address weeds on cropland that are resistant to herbicides, including organic and specialty crop operations. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan

    USDA NRCS

    Site-specific plan developed for a client who is ready to plan and implement decisions with consideration for fish and wildlife habitat and other biological resources. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition

    USDA NRCS

    NRCS Conservation Activity Plan that helps farmers who are interested in transitioning from conventional farming practices to organic production by addressing the natural resource concerns on their operation. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Drainage Water Management Plan

    USDA NRCS

    The use of structures for water control in the process of managing water discharges from surface and/or subsurface agricultural drainage systems.  


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     

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  • Agricultural Energy Management Plan

    USDA NRCS

    The plan will document a typical prior year of on-farm energy consumption, and the strategy by which the producer will explore and prioritize their on-farm energy conservation concerns, objectives, and opportunities. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Irrigation Water Management Plan

    USDA NRCS

    The process of determining and controlling the volume, frequency and application rate of irrigation water in a planned, efficient manner. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Integrated Pest Management Plan

    USDA NRCS

    A site-specific combination of pest prevention, pest avoidance, pest monitoring, and pest suppression strategies. 


     EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     

     
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  • Exemption of farm machinery and equipment (CA)

    CA State Board of Equalization

    Partial exemption of farm equipment and machinery from sales and use tax.

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  • Exemption of diesel fuel used in farming or food processing

    CA State Board of Equalization

    Partial exemption of diesel fuel used in farming activities or food processing from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of seed and fertilizer

    CA State Board of Equalization

    Partial exemption of seeds and fertilizer from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of farm equipment and machinery

    CA State Board of Equalization

    Partial exemption of farm equipment and machinery (including repair and replacement parts) such as farm tractors, bale wagons, and fertilizer rigs, from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

    CA State Board of Equalization

    Exemption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) used in commercial crop or livestock production or harvesting from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of diesel fuel used for ag purposes

    CA State Board of Equalization

    Exemption of diesel fuel used for farming purposes from excise tax.
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  • Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)

    USDA NASS

    To measure the benefits of installing conservation practices, farmers are interviewed about their chemical, fertilizer/manure applications, integrated pest management, installed conservation practices, and their land/water use decisions.
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  • Distributed Generation Rebate Program

    City of San Marcos Electric Utility

    The city of San Marcos offers a Distributed Generation Rebate Program for the installation of qualifying Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems  and wind generation systems.
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  • Exemption for Farm Equipment and Machinery

    CA State Board of Equalization

    An exemption from the state sales and use tax for the sale, storage, use, or other consumption of farm equipment, machinery and their parts to qualified persons.
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  • Exemption of fertilizer, fungicides, insecticides, herbicides

    Texas Comptroller

    Exemptions from some Texas taxes may be available if certain items are used exclusively to produce ag products. Producer must receive an ag/timber number from Comptroller before the exemption can be applied.
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  • Exemption of machinery and equipment sales

    Texas Comptroller

    Exemptions from some Texas taxes may be available if certain items are used exclusively to produce ag products. Producer must receive an ag/timber number from Comptroller before the exemption can be applied.
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  • Exemption of grain

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of grain to be converted into foodstuffs which are to be sold ultimately in process form at retail from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of limestone and fertilizer

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of limestone or fertilizer for the use of liming or fertilizing crops and seed for seeding crops which, when harvested, will be sold at retail from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of spray materials

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of spray materials to be used for spraying growing crops, fruit trees or orchards, the crop of which when harvested, will be sold ultimately in processed form at retail from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of fuel used for drying crops

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of all sales of propane or natural gas, electricity, and diesel fuel used exclusively for drying agricultural crops from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of farm machinery and equipment (MO)

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of all sales and repair/replacement parts for new and used farm machinery and equipment.
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  • Exemption of aircraft used for ag purposes

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of all sales of aircraft used solely for aerial application of agricultural chemicals shall be considered farm machinery and exempt as other farm machinery from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of grain bins

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of grain bins for storage of grain for resale from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of field drain tile

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of field drain tile for agricultural use from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of motor fuel used for ag purposes

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of all purchases of motor fuel which are used for agricultural purposes from sales and use tax.
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  • Exemption of seeds and water

    Texas Comptroller

    Exemption of seeds and water from sales tax.
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  • Exemption of storage bins

    Texas Comptroller

    Exemption of bins used exclusively as containers in transporting fruit or vegetables, is exempt from sales tax.
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  • Exemption of services on ag machinery

    Texas Comptroller

    Exemption of services performed on exempt agricultural machinery or equipment is exempt from Texas motor vehicle tax.
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  • Exemption of agricultural aircraft

    Texas Comptroller

    Exemption of agricultural aircraft, such as crop dusters, and the repair, replacement parts and labor for the aircraft from sales tax.
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  • Refund of taxes on gasoline or diesel

    Texas Comptroller

    Refund of taxes paid on gasoline or diesel used for off-highway equipment and other non-highway purposes is exempt from sales tax.
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  • Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

    USDA NRCS

    Land owners may receive financial assistance for purchasing Agricultural Land Easements or Wetland Reserve Easements to conserve the lands and their related benefits.
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  • CRP- Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

    Farm Service Agency (FSA)

    States propose sub-state areas, such as a watershed, where environmental or resource concerns are more concentrated and can be addressed by enrolling up to 100,000 acres per project.
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  • Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)

    Farm Service Agency (FSA)

    Provides cost-share assistance to private forestland owners to repair and rehabilitate damage caused by a natural disaster on nonindustrial private forest land.
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  • Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)

    USDA NRCS

    Landowners receive assistance in restoring and enhancing forest ecosystems.
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  • Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program

    USDA NRCS

    Encourages owners and operators of privately held land to voluntarily make that land available for access by the public for wildlife-dependent recreation such as hunting and fishing.
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  • Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

    USDA NIFA

    AFRI fund projects that support research, education, and extension work important to the geographically dispersed U.S. food and agricultural sector. 
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  • Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

    Cleco

    Cleco Energy Efficiency Program provides a number of incentives to its small businesses, cities, schools, commercial and industrial customers to save energy. Rebates and cash incentives are available for various qualifying equipment through prescriptive and custom programs.
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  • Net Metering LA

    Louisiana Public Service Commission

    Louisiana's law requires investor-owned and municipal utilities, and electric cooperatives to offer net metering to customers that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal or biomass resources. Fuel cells and microturbines that generate electricity entirely derived from renewable resources are also eligible.
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  • Interconnection Guidelines LA

    Louisiana Public Service Commission

    Louisiana's rules require publicly-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives to offer net metering to customers with systems that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal or biomass resources. Fuel cells and microturbines that generate electricity entirely derived from renewable resources are also eligible. 
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  • Net Metering AR

    Arkansas Department of Economic Development

    Eligible technologies include solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass systems, as well as fuel cells and microturbines using renewable fuels.  Non-residential systems can be sized up to 300kW, however the Public Service Commission can allow capacity larger than 300kW. 
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  • Interconnection Guidelines AR

    Arkansas Public Service Commission

    Systems that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass resources are eligible to interconnect and net meter. Microturbines and fuel cells using renewable resources are also eligible. Net metering is available to non-residential systems up to 300 kW.
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  • Net Metering MS

    Mississippi Public Service Commission

    Any electric customer in the state is eligible to install behind-meter generation systems. The distributed energy system(s) must be powered through renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal, wave/tidal, hydro, and biomass). 
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  • Solar Property Tax Exemption

    State Tax Commission of MO

    Solar Energy Systems that are not held for resale are exempt from state, local and country property taxes.
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  • Business Lighting Rebate

    Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative

    Agricultural cooperative business members with more than 10 bulbs or fixtures at their facility qualify for the rebate program. Many opportunities exist for cost-effective retrofits to an existing lighting system.
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  • Net Metering MO

    MO Department of Economic Development

    All electric utilities are required to offer net metering to customers with systems of up to 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity that generate electricity using wind, solar-thermal, hydroelectric, photovoltaics (PV), fuel cells using hydrogen produced by one of the aforementioned resources, etc. 
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  • Net Energy Metering (NEM)

    California Public Utilities Commission

    Customers who install small solar, wind, biogas, and fuel cell generation facilities to serve all or a portion of onsite electricity needs are eligible for the state's Net Metering program. 
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  • Replace, Remove, or Upgrade Underground Storage Tank (RUST)

    CA Environmental Protection Agency

    Grants and Loans to assist with the expense of replacing, removing, upgrading, or making other specified improvements to petroleum underground storage tanks.
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  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

    USDA NRCS

    Provides financial and technical assistance for multi-state or watershed-scale projects.
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  • Pond Sealing or Lining, Flexible Membrane

    USDA NRCS

    Installation of a flexible geosynthetic membrane liner to reduce seepage from ponds or waste storage impoundment structures. 


    EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
     
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  • Entergy Arkansas' Agricultural Irrigation Load Control Program

    Entergy

    Operate wells anywhere, anytime with a computer or smartphone. Receive cash back 2 weeks after end of the month-average of $100 per pump per month during June, July and August.
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  • Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)

    Farm Service Agency (FSA)

    ECP provides emergency funding and technical assistance to producers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters.
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  • Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

    USDA NRCS

    Provides financial and technical assistance to promote the conservation and improvement of tribal and private working lands.
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  • EQIP-Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

    USDA NRCS

    Subgroup of EQIP that awards competitive grant to state and local agencies, non-governmental organizations and individuals to implement innovative conservation techniques and practices.
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  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

    USDA NRCS

    Provides financial and technical assistance to producers and land owners to plan and install structural, vegetative land management practices to alleviate natural resource problems.
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  • Grassroots Source Water Protection Program

    Farm Service Agency (FSA)

    Funding provided for technical assistance to operate state's Source Water Protection Program (SWPP).
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  • Fieldprint Platform

    Field to Market

    This free, online tool helps growers voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency.
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  • Audubon Arkansas Native Project

    Audubon

    Help farmers establish 2-9 acre plots of locally sourced native warm season grasses and pollinator-friendly forbs grown in monoculture plots for the production and sale of seeds needed for wildlife conservation.
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  • Environmental Assistance Low-Interest Loans for Small Businesses

    Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

    Loans available for small businesses to purchase equipment or make process changes that address one or more of the following: conservation of natural resources, reuse of materials and recycling, elimination or reduction of wastes, effluents and emissions at the source.
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  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Grants

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Grants are available for implementation of conservation practices that improve habitat for migratory bird species. Preference will be given to projects near protected land.
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  • REAP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Loans & Grants

    USDA Rural Development

    Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements such as switching from a diesel to electric irrigation motor or replacement of energy-inefficient equipment.
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  • MS Entergy Electric Conversion Program

    Entergy

    Install up to 600 feet per well (line, poles and transformers) at no additional cost to ag customers.
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  • LA Entergy Electric Conversion Program

    Entergy

    Install up to 600 feet per well (line, poles and transformers) at no additional cost to ag customers.
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  • Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program

    Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

    Any farmer/rancher, or farmer organization in the Southern region is eligible to apply for a Producer Grant. Grant funds may be used for adopting sustainable agriculture practices on an established operation and may not be used to begin or expand an operation.
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  • Arkansas Natural Resource Commission Tax Credits

    Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC)

    Available tax credits for construction of impoundments, conversion from ground water to surface water use, and for agricultural land leveling projects that conserve irrigation water.
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  • Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Loans available for large projects that address aquifer recharge, alternative water supply, water recycling projects, or drought prevention, reduction, or mitigation. Projects in rural areas (population <25,000) must have eligible project costs of $5 million or more.
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  • Go RED! Reduce Emissions from Diesels

    Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

    Diesel emissions may be reduced by employing exhaust controls, engine upgrades, idle reduction technologies, engine replacements, or vehicle/equipment replacements. Public/Private entities and nonprofit organizations in Arkansas are eligible to receive funding.
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  • Entergy Agricultural Energy Solutions

    Entergy

    The program provides financial incentives and technical assistance to help agribusinesses replace aging, inefficient equipment and systems with new, energy-efficient technologies.
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  • Entergy Large Commercial & Industrial Program

    Entergy

    The Commercial & Industrial Program is an energy efficiency program designed to provide financial incentives for the installation of a wide range of energy efficiency measures that provide energy savings in facilities. This program is available for any non-residential customer of Entergy Arkansas with demand greater than 100 kW.
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  • Commercial Lighting Rebate

    White River Valley Electric Cooperative

    Agricultural cooperative business members with more than 10 bulbs or fixtures at their facility will qualify for the rebate program. Many opportunities exist for cost-effective retrofits to an existing lighting system.
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  • Renewable Energy Rebate

    Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC)

    Receive rebates on a solar photovoltaic (PV) electrical system, solar water well or a solar water heater.
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  • Solar Rebate Program

    Garland Power & Light

    A utility bill credit is available to encourage Garland Power and light (GP&L) customers to install solar photovoltaic panels that meet the minimum requirements of the program.
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  • SMART Source Solar PV Program

    AEP Texas

    American Electric Power Texas Central Company (AEP-TCC) offers rebates to any customer that installs photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes or other buildings.
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  • Solar Photovoltaic Standard Offer Program

    Oncor Electric Delivery

    Oncor Electric Delivery offers rebates to its customers that install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes or other buildings.
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  • Custom Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program

    SoCalGas

    Receive rebates and incentives for implementing energy efficient practices.
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  • Commercial New Construction Rebate Program

    Modesto Irrigation District

    Receive rebates and incentives for buying and installing qualifying energy-efficient products.
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  • Energy Efficiency Program

    Riverside Public Utilities

    Riverside Public Utilities offers tools that business customers can use to manage their energy consumption, such as audit services, load profiler program, and technical assistance services.
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  • CaliforniaFIRST

    Renew Financial

    The CaliforniaFIRST Program is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for non-residential properties. PACE programs allow property owners to finance the installation of energy and water improvements on their buildings and to pay the amount back through their property taxes.
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  • California Irrigation Time-of-Use Pilot

    Pacific Power

    The time-of-use program runs during June, July and August and allows participants to pay a lower price for power used during "off-peak" hours, which is any time outside of 2 to 6 p.m., on weekdays. Energy use that is not shifted to "off-peak" hours is subject to a higher price than the standard irrigation rate.
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  • Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Plumas-Sierra REC

    Irrigation efficiency custom rebate available.
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  • Water Savings Incentive Program

    City of Pasadena

    WSIP provides financial assistance for customized water efficiency projects including agricultural and landscape water efficiency improvements.
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  • Cover Crops for Soil Health and Water Quality

    Missouri Department of Agriculture

    The project's goal is to improve the adoption and utilization of cover crops by Missouri landowners to improve the production capacity of soils that are classified as highly erodible or have organic matter content less than two percent on 20,000 acres annually. The program will provide eligible landowners cost-share assistance to plant cover crops.
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  • Agricultural Loan Guarantee Program

    Texas Department of Agriculture

    Provides financial assistance to establish or enhance farming or ranching operations or to establish an agricultural-related business. This program provides assistance in the form of guarantees based on a tiered structure, not to exceed $500,00 or 80% of the loan amount, whichever is less.
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  • Interest Rate Reduction

    Texas Department of Agriculture

    This program is intended to facilitate lower interest rates to eligible applicants through a commercial lender. Through this program, lenders are able to receive capital for their loans from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, who is authorized by the Legislature to offer below-market interest rates.
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  • Young Farmer Grant

    Texas Department of Agriculture

    The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance in the form of dollar-for-dollar matching grant funds to young agricultural producers that are engaged or will be engaged in creating or expanding an agricultural business in Texas.
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  • Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)

    USDA NRCS

    The EWP Program is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, drought, windstorms, and other natural occurrences.
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  • Brush Management

    USDA NRCS

    Apply brush management on 40 acres of pasture through the use of broadcast application of material using chemical(s) to reduce or remove undesirable deciduous species (brush) in uplands and other areas not in or directly adjacent to streams, ponds, or wetlands. 
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  • Exemption of farm machines, trailers and semitrailers

    Texas Comptroller

    Exemption of farm machines, trailers and semitrailers used primarily for farming and ranching are exempt from Texas motor vehicle tax.
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  • Agricultural Drainage Management Loan Program

    CA Environmental Protection Agency

    Program provides loans and grants for drainage water management units, which are land and facilities for the treatment, storage, conveyance, reduction or disposal of agricultural drainage water. Runoff untreated would pollute or threaten to pollute waters.
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  • Farmers Electric Cooperative

    Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc.

    Receive a rebate for distributed generation systems of 50 kW or less.
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  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

    Farm Service Agency (FSA)

    Annual rental payments are made to producers who replace crops on environmentally sensitive land with long-term resource-conserving plantings.
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  • Watershed and Flood Prevention Operation (WFPO)

    USDA NRCS

    A program to prevent erosion, floodwater, and sediment damage; to further the conservation, development, utilization, and disposal of water; and to further the conservation and proper utilization of land in authorized watersheds.
     
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  • Rural Broadband Direct Loans and Loan Guarantee

    USDA Rural Development

    Entities seeking to provide broadband services to rural areas may receive funds to construct, improve, and acquire facilities and equipment to provide broadband service in eligible rural communities.
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  • Show Me PACE

    Missouri Energy Initiative

    PACE financing is all private capital, with no taxpayer funds. It is available to commercial, industrial, non-profit, government and agricultural property owners. Eligible projects include heating and cooling systems, insulation, energy-efficient lighting, solar panels and water pumps.
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  • Entergy Solutions for Business

    Entergy

    Offers financial incentives and technical assistance to help non-residential electric customers replace old and inefficient equipment and systems with energy-efficient technologies. Get incentives on common energy-efficient technologies.
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  • Photovoltaic Rebate Program

    Modesto Irrigation District

    Modesto Irrigation District offers a photovoltaic rebate program for all of their electric customers.
     
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  • Young Farmer Interest Rate Reduction Program

    Texas Department of Agriculture

    The Young Farmer Interest Rate Reduction (YFIRR) Program is intended to facilitate a lower interest rate to agricultural producers or agribusiness owners who are between 18 and 46 years of age through a commercial lender.
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  • Exemption of Pesticides

    MO Department of Revenue

    Exemption of all sales of pesticides used in the production of crops, livestock or poultry for food or fiber from sales and use tax.
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  • City of New Orleans - Net Metering

    City Council Utilities Regulatory Office

    New Orleans City Council adopted net-metering rules that are similar to rules adopted by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. The City Council's rules require Entergy New Orleans to offer net metering to customers with systems that generate electricity using solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, geothermal or biomass resources.
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  • Exemption of Fertilizer, Machinery, and Irrigation Systems

    Texas Comptroller

    Exemption of fertilizer, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, defoliants, dessicants, machinery or equipment, components of irrigation systems, and electricity or natural gas used for agricultural purposes from sales tax
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  • Exemption of Solar Power Facilities

    CA State Board of Equalization

    Partial exemption of solar power facilities used to generate power for farm equipment and machinery from sales and use tax
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  • CRP- Farmable Wetland Program

    Farm Service Agency (FSA)

    This subprogram of the CRP enrolls small isolated agricultural wetlands
     
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  • Exemption of Agri Fertilizer, Chemicals, Pesticides, and Herbicides (AR)

    AR Department of Finance and Administration

    Sales of agri fertilizer, limestone, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides used in the commercial production of agri products, are exempt from AR gross receipts tax and compensating use tax for agri.
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  • Nutrient Management Plan

    USDA NRCS

    Proper management of the 4R's of nutrient management: right amount, right source, right placement, and right timing of application of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products.


     EQIP Deadlines:
    Arkansas – November 2, 2018 and January 11, 2019
    California – November 16, 2018; December 7, 2018 and June 14, 2019
    Louisiana – January 4, 2019; April 19, 2019 and June 21, 2019
    Mississippi – November 16, 2018 and December 14, 2018
    Missouri – November 16, 2018
    Texas – March 15, 2019 and May 10, 2019
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  • Pulaski County PACE Financing

    Jordan Inc. DBA Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)- Arkansas

    Receive loans to update an area or building with energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades.
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