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Virginia 2008 EQIP Documents & Procedures

Information for Applicants

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

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) At A Glance

National EQIP Information (pdf, 115kb)

Am I eligible to participate?

To be eligible to participate in EQIP, an applicant must be an individual, entity or joint operation and meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
    (i) Be an agricultural producer that is engaged in livestock or agricultural production as defined in this section
    (ii) Have an interest in the farming operation associated with the land being offered for enrollment in EQIP
    (iii) Have control of the land for the term of the proposed contract. For structural and vegetative practices, the applicant must submit a written concurrence by the landowner at the time of the application (See 440-CPM, Section 515.52 Eligibility of Land).
    (iv) Be in compliance with the provisions for protecting the interests of tenants and sharecroppers, including the provisions for sharing EQIP payments on a fair and equitable basis.
    (v) Be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation compliance provisions
    (vi) Be within appropriate payment limitation requirements
    (vii) Be in compliance with AGI requirements.


The following documents require Acrobat Reader

Eligibility Letter to potential applicants SAMPLE (pdf, 22 kb)
Contract Appendix for potential applicants (pdf, 40kb)
Control of Land form for applicants (pdf, 47 KB)

Eligibility Matrix - Reviews the eligibility requirements for various types of applicants, i.e., individuals, LLCs, corporations, etc.

Am I a Small, Limited Resource, or Beginning Farmers/Rancher?

EQIP Evaluations, Practice Lists, Forms

The following documents require Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Excel.

EQIP Evaluations
Cropland Evaluation (pdf, 8kb)
Grazing Evaluation (pdf, 6kb)
Animal Waste Evaluation (pdf, 6kb)
 Risk Assessment for Water Impairment from Concentrated/Feeding* Livestock Areas (xls, 26kb)
Wildlife Habitat for At-Risk Species (pdf, 7kb)
Poultry Litter Transfer (pdf, 5kb)
Forestry Water Quality (pdf, 7kb)
Ground Water/Irrigation Water Management (pdf, 6kb)

EQIP Guidance
Virginia Conservation Program Manual Supplements Title 440 - Conservation Programs Manual Supplements
Part 512 - CPM - Virginia Supplement 5: Contract Modifications & Cancellation & Termination of Contracts
Part 515 - CPM - Virginia Supplement 6: Producer Eligibility (clarification: horses, etc.); Eligible practice list by Resource Concern; policy on Roofed Runoff Structures for Livestock

Control of Land Certification (pdf, 38kb)
Forestry Check List (pdf, 46kb)
Forestry: Dept. of Forestry Responsibilities (pdf, 26kb)
Forest Management Form 75 (pdf, 30kb)
Ground Water Management Area (map) (pdf, 263kb)
Irrigation History Certification (pdf, 33kb)
Nutrient Management Record Keeping Worksheet (xls, 25kb)
Poultry Liter Transfer Requirements (pdf, 68kb)

EQIP Practices for Wildlife

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EQIP Wildlife – Potential Scenarios (pdf, 13kb)
EQIP Wildlife - Evaluation Worksheets (pdf, 1.3mb)

Conservation Cover: Wildflower Meadow for Wildlife and Pollinators (pdf, 93kb)
Field Border – natural regeneration (pdf, 144kb)
Field Border – shrub planting (pdf, 112kb)
Field Border – native grass planting (pdf, 174kb)
Field Border – orchardgrass & clover (pdf, 81kb)
Field Border – legume mixture for wildlife (pdf, 81kb)
Riparian Herbaceous Cover (pdf, 150kb)
Firebreak (pdf, 75kb)
Hedgerow Planting (pdf, 99kb)
PASTURE AND HAY PLANTING Warm Season Perennial Grass Planting (pdf, 325kb)
Tree/Shrub Establishment (pdf, 167kb)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management (pdf, 40kb)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management Disking (pdf, 119kb)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management Prescribed Grazing for wildlife (pdf, 61kb)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management Drum Chopping (pdf, 67kb)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management Natural Regeneration (pdf, 69kb)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management Prescribed Mowing (pdf, 61kb)
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management Herbicide Application (pdf, 81kb)

EQIP Payment Schedules

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Payment Schedule - Regular (pdf, 16kb)
Payment Schedule - Limited Resource or New Farmer (pdf, 16kb)
Payment Schedule - Small Farmer (pdf, 16kb)

Dan Solomon
(804) 287-1661

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