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Precision Conservation Management

Introduction

The Precision Conservation Management RCPP proposal was submitted by the Illinois Corn Growers Association in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 and approved as an RCPP National Project in FY 2016. The 5-year project will utilize $456,000 in financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program in Kentucky. The project’s primary goal is to address water quality resource concerns on cropland located in specific Cornfield stretching into distance.watersheds in Illinois and Kentucky. 

Precision Conservation Management In Kentucky

There are three Focus Regions in Kentucky where funds will be utilized to implement practices such as Precision Nutrient Management, Cover Crops, and Residue and Tillage Management. 

The following Kentucky Counties will receive assistance through this RCPP Project: 

  • Lower Green (Henderson, Daviess, McLean) 
     
  • Lower Cumberland (Christian, Todd, Logan) 
     
  • The Purchase (Graves, Carlisle, Hickman, Fulton) 

How to Apply and Application Cut-Off Date

Applications will be screened using the Precision Conservation Management Screening Sheet and High priority applications will be ranked using the Precision Conservation Management Field Ranking SheetFinancial Assistance cost estimates for approved contracts, will be calculated using the FY 2018 RCPP-EQIP Payment Schedule. (PDF, 207KB)

FY2018 Application Batching Period Cut-Off Date:  January 19

Interested applicants can fill out an RCPP-EQIP application at their local USDA Service Center.