Missouri Dairy Business UpdateCommercial Agriculture
Volume 2, Number 8

August 2002


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for Dairies

According to a USDA news release, Missouri received $5,218,672 in Environmental Quality Incentive program funds. The funds are a portion of those reauthorized under the new farm bill. Funding by year for the program includes:
FY 2002 - $400 million
FY 2003 - $700 million
FY 2004 - $1 billion
FY 2005 - 1.2 billion
FY 2006 - $1.2 billion
FY 2007 - $1.3 billion

The following are a few of the EQIP programs that may be of interest to Missouri dairy farmers.

CLOSURE OF WASTE IMPOUNDMENTS (360)
COMPOSTING FACILITY (317)
HEAVY USE AREA PROTECTION (561)
MANURE TRANSFER (634)
NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT (590)
PASTURE AND HAYLAND PLANTING (512)
PIPELINE AND TANK (516-B)
POND (378)
PRESCRIBED GRAZING (528A)
SINKHOLE TREATMENT (725)
SPRING DEVELOPMENT (574)
WASTE STORAGE FACILITY (313)
WASTE TREATMENT LAGOON (359)
WASTE UTILIZATION (633)
WATER WELL (642)
WELL DECOMMISSIONING (351)

To learn more about any of the programs, the following word file lists more information about these programs. Your local NRCS office can assist with details.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Statewide Natural Resource Concerns
2002 PROGRAM POLICIES AND COST SHARE OPPORTUNITIES


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