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National On-Farm Energy 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.  Application information and sign-up periods are on the general EQIP page.

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


AgEMP payment rates for fiscal year 2016

Practice Name Component Set Pay Rate Set Pay Rate for
Historically Underserved
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Small, One Enterprise $1601.98 $1922.37
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Medium, One Enterprise $1993.44 $2392.13
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Large, One Enterprise $2627.51 $3153.01
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Small, Two Enterprises $2480.76 $2976.92
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Medium, Two Enterprises $3359.55 $4031.46
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Large, Two Enterprises $4590.34 $5508.40
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Small, Three Enterprises $2872.23 $3446.68
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Medium, Three Enterprises $3751.02 $4501.22
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Large, Three Enterprises $5052.20 $6062.64
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Small, Four Enterprises $3506.29 $4207.55
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Medium, Four Enterprises $4385.08 $5262.10
Agricultural Energy Mgt Plan - Written Large, Four Enterprises $5756.57 $6908.00


Other eligible practices identified as part of an approved on-farm energy audit:

Farmstead Energy Improvement
Irrigation Water Management
Pumping Plant
Lighting System Improvement
Building Envelope Improvement
Conservation Crop Rotation
Cover Crop
Residue and Tillage Management, Mulch Till
Residue and Till Management, No Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment


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

TSPs can be found at http://techreg.usda.gov/CustLocateTSP.aspx.
 


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:
Ron Brooks
Phone: (208) 378-5724
Email: ron.brooks@id.usda.gov