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How to Apply
Producers facing livestock depopulation are encouraged to file the attached Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) application (Form CCC-1200) with their local NRCS field office. Applications are being accepted now.
Through EQIP, a producer can apply for a practice called Emergency Animal Mortality Management and other practices to properly dispose of carcasses. Across the nation, NRCS will offer consistent options for farmers to find the right alternatives for their needs.
The producer is responsible for the proper disposal of animal mortality by following requirements specific to each option. All Federal, State and Local laws must be followed and are the responsibility of the producer to secure any necessary permits.
Plans and permits may be required for each option through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and others as needed.
Agricultural producers and owners of nonindustrial private forestland and Tribes are eligible to apply for EQIP. Eligible land includes cropland, pastureland, nonindustrial private forestland and other farm or pasture lands.
For eligibility requirements, an application and approved early start waiver must be filed with your local NRCS office. NOTE: Participants must request an early start waiver in writing (e-mail, note, letter, etc.).
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