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1 Programs for Water and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance and Cost-share Opportunities from the Natural Resources Conservation Service

2 March 2010 Technical assistance 75 years of on-farm conservation On-farm evaluation, site specific recommendations Confidential Non-regulatory

3 March 2010 Technical assistance Design Irrigation Water Management plan Evaluate risk of pesticide loss Design buffers and sediment traps Nutrient Management planning, including animal waste Grazing management Develop Farm or Ranch Water Quality Plan

4 March 2010 Cost-share opportunities Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) EQIP Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG(b)- Air Quality) Flat rate payment, intended to cover 50% of cost

5 March 2010 Practices eligible for cost- share Upgrade irrigation systems –Furrow or flood to drip or sprinkler; open ditch to pipeline Irrigation Water Management Tailwater Return Systems Sediment Traps Filter Strips, Vegetated Ditches

6 March 2010 Irrigation systems

7 March 2010 Practices eligible for cost- share Upgrade irrigation systems –Furrow or flood to drip or sprinkler; open ditch to pipeline Irrigation Water Management Tailwater Return Systems Sediment Traps Filter Strips, Vegetated Ditches

8 March 2010 Irrigation Water Management

9 March 2010 Practices eligible for cost- share Upgrade irrigation systems –Furrow or flood to drip or sprinkler; open ditch to pipeline Irrigation Water Management Tailwater Return Systems Sediment Traps Filter Strips, Vegetated Ditches

10 March 2010 Sediment traps and tailwater ponds

11 March 2010 Practices eligible for cost- share Upgrade irrigation systems –Furrow or flood to drip or sprinkler; open ditch to pipeline Irrigation Water Management Tailwater Return Systems Sediment Traps Filter Strips, Vegetated Ditches

12 March 2010 Filter Strips, Vegetated Ditches

13 Air Quality and Energy New program in 2008 Farm Bill Air quality concerns from agriculture Focus on diesel engine emissions Replace old, uncontrolled engines with best available pollution controlled engines Electric, Tier III-certified diesel are preferred March 2010

14 Irrigation pump diesel to electric March 2010

15 Off-road equipment replacement March 2010

16 Woodland Field Office 221 West Court St., Suite 1 (corner of West Court and Cottonwood) (530) ext. 3


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