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EQIP 2009 Annual Report

Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2009

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 - 2009

  • Water quality, animal waste – 115 contracts for $2,014,912
  • Water quality, cropland – 37 contracts for $783,477
  • Water quality, forest management – 108 contracts for $1,279,986
  • Water quality, grassland – 490 contracts for $6,137,266
  • Water quantity, irrigation – 78 contracts for $3,086,527
  • Alternative Crop/Small Farm Initiative – 25 contracts for $320,288
  • Air Quality - 7 contracts for $40,339
  • Planning, forest management - 15 contracts for $12,704
  • Organic, certified - 4 contracts for $148,798
  • Organic, transition - 2 contracts for $23,289
Conservation Practice

Practices Installed

Amount Installed

Alum Treatment of Poultry Litter 14 34 treatments
Amendments for the Treatment of Agricultural Waste 53 36,272 pounds
Animal Mortality Facility 27 33 facilities
Brush Management 221 6,430 acres
Composting Facility 23 23 facilities
Conservation Cover 25 577 acres
Conservation Crop Rotation 11 1,026 acres
Critical Area Planting 43 97 acres
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management 16 618 acres
Fence 613 951,743 feet
Firebreak 131 651,556 feet
Forest Stand Improvement 19 248 acres
Grade Stabilization Structure 59 145 structures
Heavy Use Area Protection 163 1,239 acres
Irrigation Land Leveling 219 11,484 acres
Irrigation Regulating Reservoir 27 1,469
Irrigation Storage Reservoir 18 11,105 acre-ft
Irrigation System, Tailwater Recovery 10 10 systems
Irrigation Water Conveyance, Pipeline, Underground 252 346,7106 feet
Irrigation Water Management 220 15,885 acres
Mulching 20 59 acres
Nutrient Management 255 6,631 acres
Pasture and Hay Planting 379 7,173 acres
Pest Management 204 5,422 acres
Pipeline 130 109,817 feet
Pond 120 1,649
Prescribed Burning 211 7,875 acres
Prescribed Grazing 493 10,106 acres
Pumping Plant 102 107 plants
Shallow Water Development and Management 103 4,996 acres
Structure for Water Control 134 247 structures
Tree/Shrub Establishment 235 6,075 acres
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation 229 7,058 acres
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management 131 2,568 acres
Waste Storage Facility 96 3,495
Waste Transfer 17 17 systems
Waste Treatment Lagoon 10 11 lagoons
Waste Utilization 209 4,236 acres
Water Well 31 31 wells
Watering Facility 217 283 facilities


 

Arkansas 2009 EQIP Obligations by County

County 2009 Contracts Obligated 2009 Obligation Amount
Arkansas 2 $1,325,976.99
Ashley 3 $205,910.95
Baxter 25 $302,465.62
Benton 27 $516,894.15
Boone 11 $166,744.55
Bradley 6 $79,682.15
Calhoun 1 $130,920.00
Carroll 16 $535,627.33
Chicot 5 $316,903.00
Clark 11 $110,851.28
Clay 4 $172,651.55
Cleburne 16 $658,749.19
Cleveland 11 $168,682.10
Columbia 14 $45,152.25
Conway 13 $747,806.80
Craighead 2 $542,301.84
Crawford 3 $26,118.00
Crittenden 10 $124,321.00
Cross 4 $336,860.30
Dallas 5 $60,942.00
Desha 5 $466,494.75
Drew 5 $353,618.90
Faulkner 11 $683,659.10
Franklin 17 $204,497.25
Fulton 73 $498,591.45
Garland 5 $44,790.80
Grant 2 $39,229.80
Greene 32 $664,066.76
Hempstead 5 $324,524.80
Hot Springs 7 $64,548.50
Howard 11 $493,820.56
Independence 27 $889,252.75
Izard 38 $379,209.61
Jackson 2 $557,256.92
Jefferson 26 $3,142,807.95
Johnson 8 $77,068.20
Lafayette 5 $22,170.00
Lawrence 16 $187,615.00
Lee 7 $141,019.76
Lincoln 20 $212,834.47
Little River 8 $189,386.12
Logan 14 $199,167.00
Lonoke 6 $288,470.00
Madison 15 $172,294.49
Marion 23 $234,742.89
Miller 6 $44,190.00
Mississippi 16 $131,658.00
Monroe 3 $157,330.00
Montgomery 3 $18,472.00
Nevada 2 $32,931.00
Newton 5 $45,998.78
Ouachita 3 $15,241.00
Perry 4 $54,336.00
Phillips 7 $105,684.00
Pike 10 $235,084.53
Poinsett 5 $99,040.00
Polk 22 $230,543.80
Pope 13 $98,730.06
Prairie 3 $101,012.00
Pulaski 2 $80,647.00
Randolph 36 $397,341.45
Scott 1 $24,861.00
Searcy 27 $473,642.04
Sebastian 2 $11,205.00
Sevier 11 $115,269.00
Sharp 30 $353,762.81
St. Francis 7 $120,237.36
Stone 17 $262,070.00
Union 11 $79,601.23
Van Buren 7 $90,634.40
Washington 24 $336,160.00
White 11 $201,316.00
Woodruff 5 $132,843.00
Yell 11 $197,197.52
Totals 881 $13,850,167.08