2012 EQIP Energy Initiative
The application ranking periods are:
◊ February 3, 2012
◊ March 30, 2012
◊ June 1, 2012
The intent of the Energy Initiative offered through EQIP is to identify ways to conserve energy on producerís farms by offering financial assistance in developing an Agricultural Energy Management Plans (AgEMPís), also known as an on-farm energy audit, and to provide assistance to producers who wish to implement energy savings conservation.
Through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) - Energy Initiative signup, Agricultural producers may apply for financial assistance to acquire technical expertise in developing a Landscape or Headquarters Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP) or to implement certain conservation measures that will reduce energy inputs on farm.
Conservation measures are:
Growers may not receive EQIP payments for conservation work they have already undertaken.
The following is a list of practices and associated payment rates, please view the pages below.
The document below requires
2012 EQIP National Energy Initiative Practice Payment List - (XLS, 12 KB)
2012 EQIP National Energy Initiative Practice Payment List -- Historically Underserved - (XLS, 12 KB)
EQIP provides enhanced benefits to historically underserved program participants. Click here for more information about historically underserved clients.
To be eligible for the Energy Initiative, applicants must be a farmer who earn a minimum agricultural income and meet other EQIP program requirements. For more detailed information, go to: EQIP Eligibility. The Energy Initiative is ONLY applicable on cropland or Headquarters.
Application for the Energy Initiative can be obtained at your local NRCS office. NRCS can also assist the applicant by developing a conservation plan that includes conservation activities and practices that address resource problems while improving farming operation on their land.
The Energy Initiative is a national initiative. Funding and selection of applications will be determined at the NRCS National level. Applications will be accepted at any time with ranking of applications on Feb 3, March 30, and June 1 of 2012.
The document below requires
Agricultural Energy Management Plan (PDF, 66 KB)
FY12 Energy Initiative Flyer (PDF, 1.03 MB)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) standard 612 Performing On-Farm Energy Audits (PDF, 292 KB)
Agriculture Energy Management Plan, Headquarters Criteria - Practice/Activity Code (122) (No.) (PDF, 311 KB)
Agriculture Energy Management Plan, Landscape Criteria - Practice/Activity Code (124) (No.) (PDF, 50KB)
Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Fact Sheet (PDF; 157 KB) - Coming Soon
NRCS Farm Bill Specialist
625 SE Salmon Avenue, Suite 4
Redmond, Oregon 97756-9580
Phone: (541) 923-4358 ext 131