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1 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land. R.D. (Dick) Johnson Ph.D., State Nutrient Management Specialist USDA-NRCS-ID USDA-NRCS Nutrient Management UPDATE

2 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land. Idaho OnePlan Supporting IDAHOS NATURAL RESOURCES COMMUNITY Commercial Grower/AFO/CAFO Producer Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts; Idaho Soil Conservation Commission; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; University of Idaho Cooperative Extension Service; Idaho Department of Agriculture; USDA Agriculture Research Service; US Environmental Protection Agency; Idaho Department of Water Resources; Idaho Department of Environmental Quality; Idaho Department of Fish & Game; Army Corps of Engineers; Bureau of Land Management; US Bureau of Reclamation; Farm Service Agency; Office of the Governor; Idaho Rural Partnership; USDA Forest Service; Idaho Farm Bureau

3 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land. Resource Concerns and Protection

4 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land.

5 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land. Area Name 22. Lindsay Creek 24. Lapwai Creek 16. Clearwater Plateau 3. Weiser 11. Lower Payette 29. Emmett North Bench 2. Ada/Canyon 21. Purple Sage 5. NE Star 25. Notus 26. Parma 32. Homedale 6. Marsing 7. Grand View 10. Bruneau 14. Mountain Home AFB 15. Mountain Home 17. Glenns Ferry 31. Bliss 8. Hagerman 1. Twin Falls Area Name 13. Ashton/Drummond 27. St. Anthony 28. Mud Lake 20. Blackfoot 4. Fort Hall 30. North Pocatello 23. Mink Creek 18. Grace/Soda Springs 19. Preston 12. Minidoka 9. Cassia Co.

6 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land. Nutrient Management specifics in the 2008 USDA-FARM BILL

7 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land. Programs managed by NRCS can generally be divided into two categories: Financial assistance Technical assistance.

8 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land Farm Bill AWEP ( Agricultural Water Enhancement Program ) CIG ( Conservation Innovation Grants ) CSP ( Conservation Stewardship Program ) CTA ( Conservation Technical Assistance ) CCPI ( Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative ) EQIP ( Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP ) ( Organic EQIP ) ( Small, Limited Resource and Minority Farmers ) 2002 Farm Bill CSP ( Conservation Security Program )

9 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land. Organic EQIP The Environmental Quality Incentives Program for Organic Production The 2010 Organic EQIP signup is a nationwide special initiative to provide financial assistance to National Organic Program (NOP) certified organic producers as well as producers in the process of transitioning to organic production. Eligible producers can apply for assistance to help offset the costs of adopting practices to improve resource conservation on organic operations.

10 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land.

11 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land.

12 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land Farm Bill AWEP ( Agricultural Water Enhancement Program ) CIG ( Conservation Innovation Grants ) CSP ( Conservation Stewardship Program ) CTA ( Conservation Technical Assistance ) CCPI ( Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative ) EQIP ( Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP ) ( Organic EQIP ) ( Small, Limited Resource and Minority Farmers ) 2002 Farm Bill CSP ( Conservation Security Program )

13 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land. 1)Fall seeded legumes as cover crops in a variety of cropping systems. Data collected would include yield evaluations, % Nitrogen content, over winter characteristics, etc. 2)Inter-seeding of legumes into corn. 3) 3)Implementation and establishment of herbaceous /woody plantings for pollinators and beneficial wasps and fly species. 4)Implementation and demonstration of Strip-till techniques in dry bean production. 5)Specific approaches (pilot project) for transition to organic production i.e. potato and other specialty crops. 6)Nutrient cycling/mineralization under various cover crops to improve organic systems CIG

14 United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Helping People Help the Land. 7)Water Quality trading - use of established ID framework for actual on- the-ground trading program (should not include development of framework or credit "values" - this should already be established). 8)Use of producer-friendly Irrigation Water Management software along with monitoring systems to improve efficient water use. 9)Adaptation of forest inventory and analysis technology in order to aid in resource assessment, planning and conservation application for forest landowners. 10)Field tool for determination of aerial toxins and ammonia from CAFOs CIG

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