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EQIP 2008 Annual Report

Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2008

Through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provides a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers to promote agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible national goals.

EQIP priorities in Arkansas are to reduce erosion; reduce pollution from animal wastes, nutrients and sediments; improve irrigation and reduce dependence on ground water for irrigation; forest improvements; improve grazing lands; and improve wildlife habitat.

Highlights - 2008

  • Water quality, animal waste – 229 contracts for $3,494,891
  • Water quality, cropland – 20 contracts for $282,027
  • Water quality, forests plant health – 259 contracts for $1,897,917
  • Water quality, grazing land – 774 contracts for $6,996,928
  • Water quantity, irrigation – 402 contracts for $14,109,187
  • Water quantity, irrigation (ground and surface water conservation) – 81 contracts for $2,397,531
  • Alternative Crop/Small Farm Initiative – 16 contracts for $272,523
  • Waste Systems Closure – 1 contract for $34,065
Conservation Practice Contracts Amount Installed
Waste Storage Facility 20 20 facilities
Brush Management 122 4,492 acres
Animal Mortality Facility 13 15 facilities
Composting Facility 12 12 facilities
Prescribed Burning 10 472 acres
Critical Area Planting 7 125 acres
Waste Treatment Lagoon 10 10 lagoons
Closure of Waste Impoundment 1 1 closure
Pond 39 39 ponds
Fence 110 219,952 feet
Firebreak 25 134,316 feet
Grade Stabilization Structure 4 6 structures
Irrigation Water Conveyance 100 163,962 feet
Irrigation System, Sprinkler 3 3 sprinklers
Irrigation Water Management 13 1,389 acres
Irrigation Land Leveling 36 36,784 acres
Mulching 5 119 acres
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation 39 2,165 acres
Pasture and Hay Planting 88 2,122 acres
Pipeline 59 58,646 feet
Prescribed Grazing 3 533 acres
Pumping Plant 34 35 plants
Irrigation Regulating Reservoir 5 5 reservoirs
Roof Runoff Structure 1 1 structure
Heavy Use Area Protection 40 15,658 acres
Spring Development 2 2 sites
Stream Crossing 1 1 crossings
Structure for Water Control 13 30 structures
Agricultural Waste Amendments 24 44,552 tons
Tree/Shrub Establishment 23 1,074 acres
Watering Facility 68 114 facilities
Waste Utilization 5 851 acres
Water Well 22 22 wells
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management 5 11 acres
Forest Stand Improvement 5 255 acres

 

Arkansas 2008 EQIP Obligations by County

County 2008 Contracts Obligated 2008 Obligation Amount
Arkansas 27 $1,325,976.99
Ashley 13 $205,910.95
Baxter 32 $302,465.62
Benton 44 $516,894.15
Boone 22 $166,744.55
Bradley 10 $79,682.15
Calhoun 9 $130,920.00
Carroll 35 $535,627.33
Chicot 6 $316,903.00
Clark 15 $110,851.28
Clay 29 $172,651.55
Cleburne 55 $658,749.19
Cleveland 17 $168,682.10
Columbia 4 $45,152.25
Conway 38 $747,806.80
Craighead 32 $542,301.84
Crawford 3 $26,118.00
Crittenden 5 $124,321.00
Cross 10 $336,860.30
Dallas 6 $60,942.00
Desha 17 $466,494.75
Drew 45 $353,618.90
Faulkner 30 $683,659.10
Franklin 24 $204,497.25
Fulton 62 $498,591.45
Garland 6 $44,790.80
Grant 9 $39,229.80
Greene 30 $664,066.76
Hempstead 31 $324,524.80
Hot Springs 14 $64,548.50
Howard 33 $493,820.56
Independence 42 $889,252.75
Izard 46 $379,209.61
Jackson 28 $557,256.92
Jefferson 70 $3,142,807.95
Johnson 9 $77,068.20
Lafayette 7 $22,170.00
Lawrence 50 $674,178.60
Lee 8 $131,614.15
Lincoln 35 $513,066.69
Little River 16 $351,092.77
Logan 21 $216,313.30
Lonoke 43 $2,487,746.22
Madison 17 $177,686.50
Marion 54 $461,300.71
Miller 5 $64,504.00
Mississippi 8 $143,648.17
Monroe 27 $861,613.86
Montgomery 6 $54,049.72
Nevada 11 $69,391.89
Newton 7 $32,810.22
Ouachita 26 $108,476.64
Perry 9 $126,824.68
Phillips 17 $391,219.80
Pike 16 $200,094.59
Poinsett 15 $586,417.00
Polk 36 $289,152.26
Pope 18 $235,596.20
Prairie 45 $1,539,278.21
Pulaski 14 $177,664.00
Randolph 87 $1,082,315.77
Saline 11 $92,232.60
Scott 2 $14,020.00
Searcy 31 $305,555.36
Sebastian 3 $18,753.00
Sevier 33 $291,965.30
Sharp 34 $276,908.41
St. Francis 7 $149,628.65
Stone 22 $224,943.00
Union 29 $150,790.80
Van Buren 19 $142,342.00
Washington 24 $223,741.21
White 34 $671,592.83
Woodruff 9 $245,505.40
Yell 18 $193,605.94
Totals 1,782 $29,503,809.60