Virginia 2013 EQIP Documents & Procedures
When applying for EQIP or WHIP, remember that your name, address, and social security number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) must match the information you have on file with the IRS and FSA, and the information provided on the Direct Deposit Form. If you cannot recall your EIN and address used, call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-4933. You should "Request confirmation of Employer Identification Number (EIN), IRS Letter 147C, EIN Previously Assigned. The IRS can fax the letter to you, but you must remain on the line and have a separate open fax line to receive the fax. The letter can be mailed. The requester will receive the IRS Letter 147C, in 7 to 10 business days.
Applications are grouped by which Resource Concerns they seek to address. Below are Virginia's Resource Concern Categories. When you apply, your local NRCS representative will assist you in determining your resource concerns.
Virginia's Resource Concerns
Animal Waste - Water Quality Concerns - Assistance to construct animal waste storage and handling facilities for various types of livestock including dairy, swine, and poultry. Priority Practices: • 313 Waste Storage Facility • 316 Animal Mortality • 317 Composting Facility • 558 Roof Runoff Structure • 561 Heavy Use Area Protection • 590 Nutrient Management • 591 Amendment for Treatment of Animal Waste • 359 Waste Treatment Lagoon • 366 Anaerobic Digester
Aquatic Wildlife Habitat Creation - Assistance to create shallow water areas on cropland or grazing land and/or creation of vernal pools, fish passages and stream restoration, living shorelines, and riparian herbaceous or forest buffers. Priority Practices: • 327 Conservation Cover • 382 Fence – livestock exclusion • 390 Riparian Herbaceous Cover • 391 Riparian Forest Buffer • 395 Stream Habitat Improvement • 396 Aquatic Organism Passage • 580 Streambank and Shoreline Protection
• 587 Structure for Water Control • 612 Tree/shrub Establishment • 643 Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats • 657 Wetland Restoration
• 658 Wetland Creation • 659 Wetland Enhancement
Aquaculture - Assistance in support of Aquaculture practices that are designed to minimize environmental waste and restore oyster habitat in association with bottom aquaculture production. Core Practice: • 400 Bivalve Aquaculture Gear and Biofouling Control
Cropland - Water Quality Concerns - Assistance to improve soil quality with crop rotations and high residue crop production in a continuous no-till program and with erosion control practices. Priority Practices: • 327 Conservation Cover – Land Conversion • 328 Conservation Crop Rotation • 329 Residue Mgmt, No-till/Strip-till • 330 Contour Farming • 332 Contour Buffer Strips • 340 Cover Crop • 342 Critical Area Planting • 345 Residue Mgmt., Mulch-till • 390 Riparian Herbaceous Cover • 391 Riparian Forest Buffer • 410 Grade Stabilization Structure • 412 Grassed Waterway • 468 Lined Waterway or Outlet • 512 Forage and Biomass Planting – Land Conversion • 585 Stripcropping • 590 Nutrient Management • 612 Tree/Shrub Establishment – Land Conversion
Forestry - Water Quality Concerns - Assistance to establish or re-establish forest trees and with stabilization of logging roads, skid trails and landings on privately owned noncommercial forest land. Priority Practices: • 314 Brush Management – Invasive Species Control • 342 Critical Area Planting • 391 Riparian Forest Buffer • 472 Access Control • 490 Forest Site Preparation • 612 Tree/Shrub Establishment • 666 Forest Stand Improvement
Grazing - Water Quality Concerns - Assistance to plan and implement grazing systems with cross-fencing and watering systems, and to establish riparian buffers, and apply nutrients more efficiently. Priority Practices: • 327 Conservation Cover- Land Conversion • 342 Critical Area Planting • 381 Silvopasture • 390 Riparian Herbaceous Cover • 391 Riparian Forest Buffer • 472 Access Control • 512 Forage and Biomass Planting • 528 Prescribed Grazing • 580 Streambank Protection • 590 Nutrient Management • 612 Tree/Shrub Establishment – Land Conversion
Irrigation Water Management - Assistance to improve irrigation water management on land the has been irrigated two of the last five years.
Priority Practices: • 441 Irrigation System – Microirrigation • 449 Irrigation Water Management
Long Leaf Pine - Assistance to establish or re-establish Long Leaf Pine. Core Practices: •338 Prescribed Burning • 612 Tree/Shrub Establishment • 666 Forest Stand Improvement • 643 Restoration and Management of Declining Habitats
New and Beginning Farmers and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers - Ten percent of all EQIP funds have been set aside to assist new farmers and/or historically underserved clients. Landowners certify they belong to one of these groups. Incentive payments up to 90% for installation of conservation practices are available for new and beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers. In addition, individuals may receive up to 30% in advance for purchasing materials or contracting.
Seasonal High Tunnel
Upland Wildlife Habitat Creation and Maintenance - The purpose of this fund pool is to assist participants in the development of wildlife habitat on private agricultural land or nonindustrial private forest land. Priority Practices: • 314 Brush Management • 315 Herbaceous Weed Control • 327 Conservation Cover • 338 Prescribed Burning • 382 Fence – livestock exclusion • 386 Field Border • 390 Riparian Herbaceous Cover • 391 Riparian Forest Buffer • 394 Firebreak • 422 Hedgerow Planting • 612 Tree/shrub Establishment • 643 Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats • 647 Early Successional Habitat Management • 666 Forest Stand Improvement
Farm Bill Evaluation Periods for Fiscal Year 2013
EQIP applications are accepted year-round. NRCS has established three ranking periods for 2013. Applications that are signed and returned to the local NRCS office by close of business on the dates below will be considered for funding for that ranking period, and subsequent ranking periods, e.g., an application that is signed on January 20th will not be considered in Ranking Period 1, but will be considered for Ranking Periods 2 and 3.
Ranking Period 1: January 18, 2013
Ranking Period 2: February 15, 2013
Ranking Period 3: March 15, 2013
Ranking Period 4: April 19, 2013
Ranking Period 5: May 17, 2013
EQIP Payment Schedules
The following documents require Acrobat Reader.
FY13 EQIP Payment Schedule (pdf, 128kb)
EQIP Ranking Summaries
The following documents require Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word.
EQIP Ranking Tool Summaries:
Animal Waste (PDF; 44 KB)
Aquatic Wildlife Habitat Creation (PDF; 44 KB)
Aquaculture (PDF; 44 KB)
Cropland (PDF; 44 KB)
Forestry (PDF; 44 KB)
Grazing (PDF; 44 KB)
Greenhouse Gas (PDF; 44 KB)
Irrigation (PDF; 44 KB)
Long Leaf Pine (PDF; 44 KB)
New and Beginning Farmers (PDF; 44 KB)
Socially Disadvantaged Farmers (PDF; 44 KB)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Creation (PDF; 44 KB)
Upland Wildlife Maintenance (PDF; 44 KB)
If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Ron Wood at (804) 287-1660.
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