Farm Bill 2008 Brochure - Air Quality Insert
NRCS Farm Bill 2008 Brochure - Air Quality Insert
2008 Farm Bill conservation programs can help landowners and producers improve air quality. Financial and technical assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps producers and landowners plan and implement conservation practices to improve air quality while ensuring sustainability of agricultural operations. Emphasis is placed on assisting producers and landowners who manage the land to conserve natural resources.
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is the primary program providing financial and technical assistance that address air quality concerns. EQIP helps producers and landowners plan and implement conservation practices that will result in improved air quality.
High-priority conservation practices to address air quality resource concerns may include:
Residue and tillage management;
Integrated Pest Management; and
Windbreaks, shelter belts, and biofilters.
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) provides technical and financial assistance to producers and landowners who already have applied basic conservation practices but want to achieve a higher level of conservation on their operations. Participating producers and landowners receive payments to maintain existing practices and implement additional conservation treatment.
NRCS offers a Comprehensive Air Quality Management Plan (CAQMP) to help producers identify air quality concerns and develop alternative solutions. A CAQMP provides a comprehensive and complete air quality analysis of operations and strategies to address identified issues.
For More Information
Please contact your local NRCS Office, USDA Service Center, or local conservation district.
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