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Virginia 2011 WHIP Documents & Procedures

Longleaf Pine Initiative 2011

News Release - NRCS Longleaf Pine Initiative Available to Private Landowners

Virginia is one of nine states receiving NRCS funding to help private landowners restore and manage longleaf pine in FY 2011. Approved participants in the Virginia counties listed below (view map) will receive financial assistance for implementing conservation practices including site preparation, planting longleaf pine, installing firebreaks, conducting prescribed burning, and controlling invasive plants.

Contact your local Service Center for further guidelines and program details.


·  Accomack
·  Brunswick
·  Chesapeake City
·  Dinwiddie
·  Gloucester
·  Greensville
·  Isle of Wight
·  James City
·  Mathews
·  Northampton
·  Prince George
·  Southampton
·  Surry
·  Sussex
·  Suffolk
·  Virginia Beach
·  York


WHIP emphasizes wildlife and fisheries habitats of national, regional or state significance that have experienced or are experiencing significant declines. WHIP participants must own or have control of the land they wish to enroll, agree to install and maintain WHIP practices, allow NRCS or its agent access to monitor practices, and establish at least one essential practice within the first 12 months. NRCS provides technical assistance and pays up to 75 percent of the cost of installing the practices (maximum payment per year is $50,000).  (View fact sheet)

Payment Schedules

If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Ron Wood at (804) 287-1660.

The following documents require Acrobat Reader

Payment Schedules:
- WHIP FY11 Regular* Payment Schedule (pdf, 48kb)

*Historically underserved producers (limited resource farmers/ranchers, beginning farmers/ranchers, socially disadvantaged producers, Tribes) may be eligible for a higher practice payment rate for the implementation for conservation practices and conservation plans.

The following documents require Acrobat Reader

Virginia Contracting Checklist (pdf, 22kb)
NRCS-CPA-1200 and Appendix (EQIP) (pdf, 42kb
NRCS-CAP-1200 and Appendix (WHIP) (pdf, 42kb)
Direct Deposit Form 1199A (pdf, 108kb)
Groundwater Conservation EQIP Waiver (pdf, 27kb)
Waiver to Establish a Practice Prior to EQIP Contract Approval (pdf, 32kb)
Forestry EQIP Waiver (pdf, 32kb)
Control of Land form (pdf 24kb)

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.

WHIP Evaluations, Practice Lists, Forms

The following documents require Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word.

WHIP Ranking Summaries
Aquatic Wildlife Habitat Creation Ranking Summary (pdf, 5kb)
Beginning Farmer/Rancher Ranking Summary (pdf, 5kb)
CCPI Ranking Summary (pdf, 5kb)
Habitat Maintenance Ranking Summary (pdf, 5kb)
Limited Resource Farmer Ranking Summary (pdf, 5kb)
Longleaf Pine Ranking Summary (pdf, 5kb)
Socially Disadvantaged Ranking Summary (pdf, 5kb)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Maintenance Ranking Summary (pdf, 5kb)

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