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Dairy nutrient management projects eligible for EQIP


April 2, 2012
By USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

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April 2, 2012 – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has announced $8.5 million will be made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help producers in four targeted areas undertake water quality and water conservation projects. Applications are due April 20, 2012.

On dairies, practices will include structures and management to capture, store, measure and distribute manure nutrients in a safe and useful way. Interested producers should contact their local NRCS office.

The four areas targeting water quality/water conservation include:

  • Walker Creek portion of the Colusa-Glenn sub-watershed in Glenn County;
  • Lower Snake River in Sutter County;
  • French Camp Slough Watersheds in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties;
  • Eastern portion of the San Joaquin River watershed in Stanislaus and Merced