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Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP)

The 2008 Farm Bill provides authority to use Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) financial assistance funds for payment of practices and conservation activities involving the development of Conservation Activity Plans (CAP) that combine specific land use objectives associated with a renewable resource with a comprehensive management plan that addresses all of the natural resource concerns within an agriculture or forestry operation.

An Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP) is a CAP tailored to ensure coverage of each farm's primary energy uses such as milk cooling, irrigation pumping, heating and cooling of livestock production facilities, manure collection and transfer, grain drying, and similar common on-farm activities.

To be eligible for an EQIP AgEMP a complete application must be submitted to a local NRCS office. Incomplete applications may be deferred to the next funding cycle. Deferred applications may be re-submitted when complete for the next fiscal year ranking cycle. EQIP applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Agricultural Energy Management Plan

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AgEMP Overview  (PDF)


Florida Program Contact

Contact yourLocal USDA Service Center or Odessa Armstrong, Program Specialist, (352) 338-9510