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2011 Annual Report - Environmental Quality Incentives Program

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.

Conservation Practices Installed

Conservation Practice Practices Installed Amount Installed
Agriculture Energy Management Plan, Headquarters - Applied 4 4
Agriculture Energy Management Plan, Headquarters - Written 61 61
Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste 120 166,181 animal units
Animal Mortality Facility 55 63
Brush Management 131 2,098 acres
Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan - Applied 99 1153
Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan - Written 88 89
Dike 13 50,331 feet
Farmstead Energy Improvement 13 24
Fence 698 1,121,279 feet
Firebreak 120 583,830 feet
Forage and Biomass Planting 393 7,048 acres
Forage Harvest Management 84 2,771 acres
Forest Management Plan - Written 12 359
Forest Stand Improvement 48 1,797 acres
Heavy Use Area Protection 342 1,599 acres
Integrated Pest Management 258 8,029 acres
Irrigation Land Leveling 199 41,698 acres
Irrigation Pipeline 41 58,107 feet
Irrigation Regulating Reservoir 36 185
Irrigation Reservoir 21 2,521 acre-ft
Irrigation Water Conveyance, Pipeline, High-Pressure, Underground, Plastic 160 202,241 feet
Irrigation Water Management 180 13,248 acres
Nutrient Management 513 15,584 acres
Pipeline 293 261,118 feet
Pond 150 151
Prescribed Burning 152 5,524 acres
Prescribed Grazing 960 20,098 acres
Pumping Plant 109 111
Residue and Tillage Management, Mulch Till 34 1,345 acres
Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed 27 1,295 acres
Residue Management, No-Till/Strip Till 22 1,191 acres
Residue Management, Seasonal 42 2,688 acres
Seasonal High Tunnel System for Crops 3 6,516 sq feet
Shallow Water Development and Management 214 11,541 acres
Structure for Water Control 235 433
Surface Drain, Field Ditch 16 30,886 feet
Surface Drain, Main or Lateral 11 27,511 feet
Tree/Shrub Establishment 164 5,070 acres
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation 224 7,120 acres
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management 195 5,472 acres
Waste Recycling 151 5,808 acres
Waste Storage Facility 68 68
Water Well 42 4,247
Watering Facility 336 1,167

Data Source: PRS FY11, Oct. 1, 2011

Arkansas 2011 EQIP Obligations by County

County Contracts FY11 Financial Assistance
Arkansas 13 $924,554
Ashley 1 $7,232
Baxter 3 $24,522
Benton 103 $2,687,108
Boone 20 $235,656
Bradley 18 $132,089
Calhoun 1 $2,809
Carroll 31 $307,901
Chicot 18 $1,307,666
Clark 6 $87,109
Clay 20 $238,017
Cleburne 13 $218,496
Cleveland 31 $378,164
Columbia 4 $111,437
Conway 40 $1,438,744
Craighead 48 $813,585
Crawford 7 $101,197
Crittenden 43 $636,264
Cross 24 $334,954
Dallas 5 $72,610
Desha 37 $1,161,048
Drew 24 $282,868
Faulkner 11 $300,732
Franklin 8 $159,018
Fulton 36 $719,259
Garland 1 $13,057
Grant 1 $4,153
Greene 7 $165,189
Hempstead 8 $86,866
Hot Spring 3 $11,697
Howard 15 $198,488
Independence 28 $377,533
Izard 1 $27,540
Jackson 2 $57,893
Jefferson 29 $1,349,222
Johnson 9 $55,661
Lafayette 22 $355,549
Lawrence 21 $221,779
Lee 25 $426,581
Lincoln 28 $393,321
Little River 13 $236,299
Logan 9 $127,815
Lonoke 6 $243,723
Madison 23 $558,565
Marion 5 $16,634
Miller 1 $17,696
Mississippi 14 $77,580
Monroe 5 $279,848
Montgomery 6 $69,801
Nevada 5 $96,933
Newton 4 $35,021
Ouachita 3 $18,524
Perry 15 $63,778
Phillips 24 $246,866
Pike 7 $215,652
Poinsett 34 $908,569
Polk 18 $328,736
Pope 29 $862,730
Prairie 16 $1,312,120
Pulaski 9 $38,026
Randolph 23 $416,805
Saline 16 $641,915
Scott 1 $6,573
Searcy 4 $22,231
Sebastian 13 $271,732
Sevier 6 $90,087
Sharp 18 $245,305
St. Francis 14 $261,853
Stone 3 $40,836
Union 1 $15,208
Van Buren 11 $199,511
Washington 72 $1,669,796
White 11 $219,156
Woodruff 2 $146,434
Yell 33 $443,520
Totals 1,239 $26,873,448

Data Source: ProTracts FY11, Oct. 1, 2011

Last Modified: 01/05/2012