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Improving Irrigation System Performance - PHAUCET...

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7.15.2011

Improving Irrigation System Performance
PHAUCET...
The PHAUCET (Pipe Hole and Universal Crown Evaluation Tool) program was designed to calculate existing irrigation system performance and define alternatives for improving irrigation efficiency.  PHAUCET assists farmers determine the sizes of the holes in the polypipe that best distribute the available water. The program also helps farmers improve timeliness of watering fields having different row lengths.

If you are interested in learning more about PHAUCET, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office or soil and water conservation district - Office Locator

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers to treat identified soil, water, and related natural resource concerns on eligible land.  This program provides technical and financial assistance to eligible agricultural producers. 

Top five EQIP practices in Louisiana during Fiscal Year 2011:
- Grade Stabilization Structures
- Nutrient Management
- Irrigation Land Leveling
- Heavy Use Area Protection
- Fence

If you are interested in learning more about EQIP,  contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office or soil and water conservation district - Office Locator

 

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Notice to Hispanic and/or Women Farmers or Ranchers:
Click here if you are a woman or Hispanic farmer and believe you were improperly denied farm loan benefits by USDA between 1981 and 2000.  You may be eligible for compensation.

 

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

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