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Delaware EQIP 2012

Delaware 2012 Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Sign-Up and Application Information

Tim Garrahan, Farm Bill Program Manager
Phone: 302-678-4260

How the Environmental Quality Incentives Program is Implemented in Delaware

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. EQIP supports production agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, Delaware farmers may receive financial and technical help to plan, design and install structural conservation practices and to plan and implement management practices on eligible agricultural land.

Applications for EQIP cost share are accepted continuously. Producers may sign up for available practices including agricultural waste management, integrated crop management, irrigation water management, erosion control, grazing land management, biodiversity, and poultry house windbreaks.

EQIP is a competitive program using a combination of statewide and county criteria to fund the most environmentally beneficial projects. Delaware historically has received applications totaling more than available funds.  Periodically, all current applications are batched and ranked.

All sign-ups are conducted at USDA Service Centers in Delaware.

2012 EQIP Documents and General Information

The following documents require  Microsoft Word Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Excel

  ●   EQIP at a Glance
  ●   How EQIP Works in Delaware
  ●   2012 Other Eligibility Criteria (DOC;24KB)
  ●   2012 Chesapeake Bay Priority Watershed Map (PDF;119KB)
  ●   2012 Limited Resource Farmer Information and Tool
  ●   2012 Control of Land Form (DOC:24KB)
  ●   2012 Form 4385 Farm Rental Income and Expenses (PDF;328KB)
  ●   2012 EQIP Checklist (DOC;15KB)
  ●   2012 Irrigation History Certification (DOC;38KB)
  ●   2012 EQIP Participant Checklist for NRCS Financial Assistance Contract (PDF;31KB)
  ●   2012 Screening Tool for Transition to Organic Production (PDF;18.KB)

  ●   2012 Screening Tool for a Certified Organic Operation (PDF;18 KB)
  ●   Developing an EQIP Contract
  ●   Delaware  Policy on Payment for Roofed Structures Over Existing Concrete Surface Areas    
  ●   Delaware  Policy on Heavy Area Use Protection for New and Existing Waste Storage Structures
  ●   Delaware Roofed Structure Site Assessment Worksheet (DOC;45KB) 

Delaware 2012 EQIP Job Sheets and Practice Information

2012 In House Pasteurization (Windrowing) - Job Sheet (DOC; 1553 KB)
2012 EQIP Eligible Practice List and Payment Schedule (XLS; 114 KB)
2012 Delaware Native Wildflower Mixes (DOC; 122 KB)
2012 Nutrient Management - Job Sheet (DOC; 44 KB)
2012 Nutrient Management Tiers (DOC; 50 KB)
2012 Litter Amendments for Treatment of Poultry Litter - Job Sheet  (DOC; 48 KB)
2012 Pest Management Tiers (DOC; 33KB)
2012 Pest Management Tier Job Sheet (DOC; 30 KB)
2012 Irrigation History Certification (DOC; 38 KB)
2012 Engine Replacement for Irrigation Pumps
2012 Irrigation Water Management Job Sheet (DOC; 28 KB)
2012 Residue Management Tiers (DOC; 50 KB)

Delaware 2012 EQIP Ranking Tools

2012 EQIP Cropland XLSX; 39 KB)
2012 EQIP Beef and Dairy HQ (XLSX; 39 KB)
2012 EQIP Beef and Dairy Other Land (XLSX; 581 KB)
2012 EQIP Beginning Farmer (XLSX; 40 KB)
2012 EQIP Organic Certified (XLSX; 22 KB)
2012 EQIP Organic Transition (XLSX; 22 KB)
2012 EQIP Cropland High Tunnel (XLSX 16 KB)
2012 EQIP Forestry (XLSX; 39 KB)
2012 EQIP Irrigation (XLSX; 39 KB)
2012 EQIP Litter Amendment (XLSX; 39 KB)
2012 EQIP Limited Resource Farmer (XLSX; 40 KB)
2012 EQIP Pasture (XLSX; 39 KB)
2012 EQIP Cropland Pollinator (XLSX;39KB) 
2012 EQIP Poultry Alternative Manure (XLSX;39 KB) 
2012 EQIP Poultry Headquarters (XLSX; 38 KB) 
2012 EQIP Poultry with Land (XLSX; 39 KB) 
2012 EQIP Socially Disadvantaged Farmer (XLSX; 40 KB) 

Delaware 2012 EQIP Job Sheets and Operation and Maintenance  (O&M) Plans are available from the Delaware Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) NEW!


Phone: 302-678-4260
Email: Tim Garrahan, Farm Bill Program Manager