Non-Cash crops planted after main crop; $35 per acre plus additional bonuses for multi-species, early establishment, and no till implementation.
CRP Buffer Strip Bonus
Financial incentive for the implementation of vegetative buffer strips between fields and waterways through the Conservation Reserve Program; $100 bonus per acre.
Other USDA Practices
Other conservation practices that improve soil health or water quality will also be considered case-by-case.
Growing crops without disturbing the soil; $20 per acre.
Equipment Lease, Purchase or Modification
Assistance renting, buying or modifying current equipment to allow for conservation practices; 75% of total cost, examples: roller-crimper, coulter replacement, etc.
MAEAP Verification Requirements
Assistance for achieving MEAEP Verifications; 100% for fuel pads, 75% for any other requirement up to $5000.