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Agricultural Energy Conservation and Efficiency Initiative

This new initiative provides financial assistance for developing an Agricultural Energy Management Plan, or AgEMP, for your farm. Participants have an energy audit conducted by a certified Technical Service Provider. Findings from the audit are used to develop an AgEMP tailored specifically to the farm.

Applications may be submitted at any time and are approved on a first-come, first served basis as long as funds are available.

Participants are reimbursed a set rate for the energy audit and AgEMP development.

Practice Name Component Set Pay Rate Set Pay Rate for
Historically Underserved
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Headquarters - Dairy or Crop with on Farm Grain Storage $1655 $1985
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Irrigated Cropland $1560 $1860
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Non-irrigated Cropland $1405 $1470

The initiative is part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. EQIP payments are made directly to program participants.

TSPs can be found at

Idaho EQIP Contacts

Local Contact:
Please contact the District Conservationist in the USDA Service Center nearest the location of your property.

Idaho EQIP Program Manager:
Dean Kwasny, Acting
Phone: (208) 378-5703