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Save ENERGY and Save MONEY - Pumping Plant and Irrigation System Efficiency

Conservation Priority Report Louisiana

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8.19.2011
Save ENERGY and Save MONEY
Pumping Plant and Irrigation System Efficiency

Throughout Louisiana, farmers are utilizing pumping plants and irrigation systems, but do we know just how efficient these pumps are operating on the farm? Are they saving farmers energy, fuel and expense while at the same time operating at peak performance? 

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in partnership with Louisiana State University AgCenter, offers a tool to landowners to help find ways to increase efficiency of irrigation systems.  The NRCS Pumping Plant and Irrigation System Efficiency Evaluation Unit is a mobile unit that is driven on site to test irrigations systems, providing producers with data to help them achieve maximum overall efficiency for water production and energy conservation.

Check out Louisiana's Pumping Plant and Irrigation System Efficiency Evaluation Unit

Link to http://www.la.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/Pumping Plant Unit/

Contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service office or Soil and Water Conservation District to schedule a visit by the Pumping Plant and Irrigation System Efficiency Evaluation Mobile Unit.

 

For more information about these conservation practices or how to save energy and money on your farm or ranch, visit the NRCS web site, or contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service office or Soil and Water Conservation District.

 

 

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Conservation Practices Save Energy and Money
Farmers and ranchers can cut input costs, maintain production, protect soil and water resources, reduce the nation's dependence on fossil fuels, and save money by using conservation practices. 

 
Commitment to Equality
USDA believes every farmer and rancher should be treated equally and fairly, and we are committed to resolving all cases involving allegations of past discrimination by individuals.

Referral Guide for USDA Settlements and Claims Adjudication Process

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Women and Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Claims Adjudication Process
If you believe that USDA improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because you are a female or because you are Hispanic, you may be eligible to apply for compensation.  To request a claims package by telephone, call 1-888-508-4429.  To request a claims package online, please visit www.farmerclaims.gov
Native American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Keepseagle v. Vilsack)
If you are a Native American who was denied a farm loan or loan servicing by the USDA between January 1, 1981, and November 24, 1999, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To request a claims package by telephone, call:  1-888-233-5506.  To request a claims package online, or for more information, please visit:  www.indianfarmclass.com
African American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Pigford II)
If you are an African American farmer (a) who submitted a request to file a late claim on or between October 13, 1999, and June 18, 2008, under the 1999 USDA settlement in the earlier class action known as Pigford v. Glickman ("Pigford") and (b) who did not receive a merits determination on your discrimination claim, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To hear information by telephone, call 1-866-950-5547 or 1-866-472-7826.  To find information online, please visit:  www.blackfarmercase.com
USDA NRCS Access Opportunity Equity Partnerships

To find out more about this conservation opportunity and more, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service:  Office Locator