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					Wisconsin Tribal
Conservation
Advisory Council




     List of Eligible Practices
     And Payment Schedule

     Environmental Quality
     Incentives Program
     Wisconsin FY2011

                     Natural Resources
                     Conservation
                     Service
                                  WI Exhibit 5-i
              January 2011
                                                           Table of Practices
ACCESS CONTROL 472 .............................................................................................................................. 1
ACCESS ROAD 560...................................................................................................................................... 2
AGRICHEMICAL HANDLING FACILITY 309 ......................................................................................... 3
AGRICULTURAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLAN - HEADQUARTERS 122..................................... 4
AGRICULTURAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLAN – LANDSCAPE 124............................................. 5
ANAEROBIC DIGESTER, CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE 366 ........................................................... 6
ANIMAL MORTALITY FACILITY 316...................................................................................................... 7
ANIMAL TRAILS AND WALKWAYS 575 ................................................................................................ 8
BRUSH MANAGEMENT 314 ...................................................................................................................... 9
CLOSURE OF WASTE IMPOUNDMENTS 360 ........................................................................................10
COMPOSTING FACILITY 317 ...................................................................................................................11
CNMP-COMPREHENSIVE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN 102 ....................................................12
CONSERVATION COVER 327...................................................................................................................13
CONSERVATION CROP ROTATION 328 ................................................................................................15
CONTOUR BUFFER STRIPS 332 ...............................................................................................................16
CONTOUR FARMING 330 .........................................................................................................................17
COVER CROP 340 .......................................................................................................................................18
CRITICAL AREA PLANTING 342 .............................................................................................................19
DIVERSION 362 ..........................................................................................................................................21
FEED MANAGEMENT 592 ........................................................................................................................22
FENCE 382 ...................................................................................................................................................23
FIELD BORDER 386....................................................................................................................................24
FILTER STRIP 393.......................................................................................................................................26
FIREBREAK 394 ..........................................................................................................................................27
FISH PASSAGE 396 .....................................................................................................................................28
FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN 106 ........................................................................................................29
FOREST SLASH TREATMENT 384...........................................................................................................30
FOREST STAND IMPROVEMENT 666 .....................................................................................................31
FOREST TRAILS AND LANDINGS 655 ...................................................................................................32
GRADE STABILIZATION STRUCTURE 410 ...........................................................................................33
GRASSED WATERWAY 412 .....................................................................................................................34
HEAVY USE AREA PROTECTION 561 ....................................................................................................35
HERBACEOUS WEED CONTROL 315 .....................................................................................................36
IRRIGATION SYSTEM, SPRINKLER 442 ................................................................................................37
IRRIGATION SYSTEM, TAILWATER RECOVERY 447.........................................................................38
IRRIGATION WATER CONVEYANCE 430DD........................................................................................39
IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT 449 ............................................................................................40
IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN-WRITTEN 118 .............................................................41
LINED WATERWAY OR OUTLET 468 ....................................................................................................42
MANURE TRANSFER 634 .........................................................................................................................43
MONITORING AND EVALUATION 799 ..................................................................................................44
MULCHING 484 ..........................................................................................................................................45
NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT 590 ..............................................................................................................46
NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN-WRITTEN 104 ................................................................................48
OBSTRUCTION REMOVAL 500 ...............................................................................................................49
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE TRANSITION PLAN 138 .............................................................................50
PASTURE AND HAYLAND PLANTING 512 ...........................................................................................51
PEST MANAGEMENT 595 .........................................................................................................................52
PIPELINE 516 ...............................................................................................................................................53
PRESCRIBED BURNING 338 .....................................................................................................................54
PRESCRIBED GRAZING 528 .....................................................................................................................55


                                                                                                                                        WI Exhibit 5-ii
                                                                     January 2011
PUMPING PLANT 533 ................................................................................................................................56
RESIDUE MANAGEMENT, NO TILL 329 ................................................................................................57
RIPARIAN FOREST BUFFER 391 .............................................................................................................58
ROOF RUNOFF STRUCTURE 558 ............................................................................................................59
SEASONAL HIGH TUNNEL SYSTEM FOR CROPS 798 ........................................................................60
SEDIMENT BASIN 350 ...............................................................................................................................62
SINKHOLE TREATMENT 527 ...................................................................................................................63
SOLID/LIQUID WASTE SEPARATION FACILITY 632 ..........................................................................64
SPRING DEVELOPMENT 574 ...................................................................................................................65
STREAM CROSSING 578 ...........................................................................................................................66
STREAMBANK AND SHORELINE PROTECTION 580 ..........................................................................67
STREAM HABITAT IMPROVEMENT & MANAGEMENT 395..............................................................68
STRIPCROPPING 585 .................................................................................................................................69
SUBSURFACE DRAIN 606 .........................................................................................................................70
TERRACE 600 ..............................................................................................................................................71
TREE/SHRUB ESTABLISHMENT 612 ......................................................................................................72
TREE/SHRUB PRUNING 660 .....................................................................................................................74
UNDERGROUND OUTLET 620 .................................................................................................................75
UPLAND WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT 645 ............................................................................76
VEGETATED TREATMENT AREA 635 ...................................................................................................77
WASTE FACILITY COVER 367 .................................................................................................................78
WASTE STORAGE FACILITY 313 ............................................................................................................79
WASTE TREATMENT 629 .........................................................................................................................80
WATER & SEDIMENT CONTROL BASIN 638 ........................................................................................81
WATERING FACILITY 614........................................................................................................................82
WELL 642 .....................................................................................................................................................83
WELL DECOMMISSIONING 351 ..............................................................................................................84
WETLAND CREATION 658 .......................................................................................................................85
WETLAND RESTORATION 657 ................................................................................................................86
WETLAND WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT 644 ........................................................................87
WINDBREAK/SHELTERBELT ESTABLISHMENT 380..........................................................................88
WINDBREAK/SHELTERBELT RENOVATION 650 ................................................................................89
EQIP WASTE MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST ...........................................................................................90
MANURE TRANSFER 634 SUPPLEMENT ...............................................................................................91




                                                                                                                                        WI Exhibit 5-iii
                                                                      January 2011
                                         ACCESS CONTROL 472
                                                Acre

Purpose: To protect, maintain, or improve the quantity and quality of the plant and animal resources; to
maintain enough cover to protect the soil; to maintain moisture resources; and to increase natural beauty.


Applicability: In areas where forest reproduction, soil hydrologic values, existing vegetation (including
trees), or aesthetic values, or recreation are prevented or damaged by livestock. This practice is applicable
only if an owner or operator physically constructs or maintains a barrier (fence, for example) necessary to
exclude livestock. It is not applicable on areas where livestock are not present or are usually confined to
fenced areas such as pastures or feedlots.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate of $21.50 per acre.


Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Payment is limited to a 1 time payment and
approved fencing costs (see Fencing 382), which may be contracted separately. Payment is limited to
$2000 per operation.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 10 years following installation.

  ONLY ON LANDS WHERE THE PARTICIPANT OR OPERATION HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY
               IMPLEMENTED OR CONTRACTED THIS PRACTICE




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-1
                                                January 2011
                                           ACCESS ROAD 560
                                                Feet

Purpose: To provide a fixed route for travel for moving livestock, produce, equipment and supplies; and
to provide good access for proper operation, maintenance and management of conservation enterprises
while controlling runoff to prevent erosion and maintain or improve water quality.


Applicability: Where access is needed from a private or a public road or highway to a conservation
enterprise or measure, or where travel ways are needed in a planned land use area.

In forested settings, a forest management plan must be developed prior to practice implementation.
The plan must specifically state that this practice is needed to address a resource concern.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown in the table below.

Components:
 No. Scenario                                                                    Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
 1   Raised Earth-Option A from Table 2 in FOTG Standard                          Ft.                   $1.06
 2   Rock Surfacing- Option B from Table 2 in FOTG Standard                       Ft.                   $6.91
 3   Rock Surfacing- Options C and D from Table 2 in FOTG Standard                Ft.                  $10.61
 4   Rock Surfacing- Options E and F from Table 2 in FOTG Standard                Ft.                  $16.48
 5   Paved Surface-Water Access Point1                                            Ft.                  $81.00

1
 Provides protection at water access points used for subsistence food collection. Resource concern must be
present on existing water access point to be eligible for practice. The surface may be cast in-place or
through the placement of pre-cast components.

Culverts or fords of watercourses are contracted separately under Practice 578, Stream Crossing.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Cost-sharing for surfacing material will be
limited to the least cost alternative that will remain stable under the design condition. Landowner is
responsible for obtaining necessary permits prior to start of construction.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-2
                                               January 2011
                            AGRICHEMICAL HANDLING FACILITY 309
                                         Number

Purpose: To provide a safe environment on farm operations for the mixing, loading, and cleanup of
agrichemicals, retain incidental spillage, retain leakage, and to reduce pollution to surface water,
groundwater, air, and/or soil.

Applicability: This practice applies where 1) the handling of agrichemicals creates a significant potential
for pollution of surface or ground water, air, or soil, and a facility is needed to properly manage and handle
the chemical operation; 2) an adequate water supply is available for filling application equipment tanks,
rinsing application equipment, and chemical containers as needed for the operation; and 3) soils and
topography are suitable for construction. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE HANDLING OF FUELS.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown in the table below.

No.      Scenario                                                          Units     Limit     Payment Rate
1        Agrichemical Mixing Pad                                           No.                    $7,243
Practice must include curbs, sump, and pump.

Limitations: Practice may NOT be used in situations where chemical storage lockers or buildings are the
only need. DOES NOT APPLY TO PORTABLE FACILTIES.

NOTE: Heavy Use Area Protection (561) Scenario #6 (ROOF) may also be used on same site with
Agrichemical Handling Facility, if needed. The roof must meet the Heavy Use Area Protection (561)
standard if it is required for the Agrichemical Mixing Pad design to meet the Agrichemical Handling
Facility (309) standard. This requirement applies whether the roof is under EQIP contract or constructed
entirely at the participant’s expense.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                               WI Exhibit 5-3
                                                January 2011
          AGRICULTURAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLAN - HEADQUARTERS 122
                                 Number


Purpose: To develop a site specific Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP) that addresses the
conservation and management of energy on the agricultural operation headquarters.

Applicability: This practice applies on any agricultural operation in Wisconsin which will benefit from the
development and implementation of an AgEMP.


Payment Schedule: Payment rates as per applicable scenario as shown in the table below.

 No.    Scenario                                                            Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
 1      Headquarters Energy Audit, Livestock, <400 AU                       No.                   $1350
 2      Headquarters Energy Audit, Livestock, >400 AU                       No.                   $1800
 3      Headquarters Energy Audit, No Livestock, <1000 ac                   No.                   $900
 4      Headquarters Energy Audit, No Livestock, >1000 ac                   No.                   $1350

AgEMP development must follow guidelines outlined in Section III of the Wisconsin NRCS eFOTG under
“Conservation Activity Plans Technical Criteria.” http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov/efotg_locator.aspx?map=WI

Limitations
Only Certified Technical Service Providers (TSPs) may be used to provide services for the development of
AgEMPs. Technical Service Providers certification criteria by activity plan type may be viewed at the
following website: http://techreg.usda.gov/RptActivityPlans.aspx


Headquarters Audit does not include a residential/home energy audit.

Contracting of more than one of the following conservation activity plans on the same land unit is
prohibited: Nutrient Management Plan-Written (104), Forest Management Plan (106), Irrigation Water
Management Plan-Written (118), Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (122), Agricultural
Energy Management Plan-Landscape (124), and Organic Agriculture Transition Plan (138).

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (102) and Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters
(122) may be contracted on the same land unit but in separate contracts. No other conservation activity
plan may be contracted on the same land unit as Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (102).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-4
                                               January 2011
             AGRICULTURAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLAN – LANDSCAPE 124
                                   Number


Purpose: To develop a site specific Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP) that addresses the
conservation and management of energy on the agricultural operation’s landscape.

Applicability: This practice applies on any agricultural operation in Wisconsin which will benefit from the
development and implementation of an AgEMP.


Payment Schedule: Payment rates as per applicable scenario as shown in the table below.

 No.    Scenario                                                            Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
 1      Landscape Energy Audit, Annual or Permanent Crops Only              No.                   $1080
 2      Landscape Energy Audit, Annual and Perennial Crops                  No.                   $1350

AgEMP development must follow guidelines outlined in Section III of the Wisconsin NRCS eFOTG under
“Conservation Activity Plans Technical Criteria.” http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov/efotg_locator.aspx?map=WI

Limitations
Only Certified Technical Service Providers (TSPs) may be used to provide services for the development of
AgEMPs. Technical Service Providers certification criteria by activity plan type may be viewed at the
following website: http://techreg.usda.gov/RptActivityPlans.aspx

Contracting of more than one of the following conservation activity plans on the same land unit is
prohibited: Nutrient Management Plan-Written (104), Forest Management Plan (106), Irrigation Water
Management Plan-Written (118), Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (122), Agricultural
Energy Management Plan-Landscape (124), and Organic Agriculture Transition Plan (138).

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (102) and Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters
(122) may be contracted on the same land unit but in separate contracts. No other conservation activity
plan may be contracted on the same land unit as Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (102).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-5
                                               January 2011
                  ANAEROBIC DIGESTER, CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE 366
                                       Number

Purpose: To biologically treat waste as a component of a waste management system to produce biogas for
energy, improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pathogens, and improve nutrient
management.

Applicability: This practice applies where: 1) Biogas production and capture are components of a planned
animal waste management system; 2) Existing facilities can be modified to the requirements of this
standard or for new construction; 3) Manure can be collected fresh and delivered to the digester with a total
solids (TS) concentration up to 14 percent; 4) The operator has the interest and training to monitor and
maintain processes or contracts with a consultant to provide these services.

Please refer to the national practice standard for additional information and criteria:
ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/practice-standards/standards/366.pdf


Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                              Unit    Limit   Payment Rate
1      Anaerobic Digester, Controlled Temperature                            No.               $100,000

APPLICANTS REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THIS SCENARIO MUST BE
DETERMINED TO MEET THE CONDITIONS OF THIS STANDARD BY THE AREA
ENGINEER PRIOR TO APPLICATION RANKING.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

An NRCS-approved Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) must be written prior to
commencing construction of the Anaerobic Digester. All practices identified in the CNMP as being
needed must be installed prior to receiving payment on the Anaerobic Digester, with the exception of
Nutrient Management, which may be done concurrently.

Additional requirements contained in the EQIP WASTE MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 25 years following installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-6
                                                 January 2011
                                 ANIMAL MORTALITY FACILITY 316
                                           Number

Purpose: To decrease non-point source pollution of surface and groundwater resources, reduce the impact
of odors that result from improperly handled animal mortality, to decrease the likelihood of the spread of
disease or other pathogens that result from the interaction of animal mortality and predators, and provide
contingencies for normal and catastrophic mortality events.

Applicability: This practice applies where animal carcass treatment or disposal must be considered as a
component of a waste management system for livestock or poultry operations. It applies where on-farm
carcass treatment and disposal are permitted by federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations. It also
applies where a waste management system plan as described in the National Engineering Handbook
(NEH), Part 651, Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook (AWMFH) has been developed that
accounts for the end use of the product from the mortality facility. This practice includes disposal of both
normal and catastrophic animal mortality; however, it does not apply to catastrophic mortality resulting
from disease.

Please refer to the national practice standard for additional information and criteria:
ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/practice-standards/standards/316.pdf


Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                             Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
1      Incinerator (500 lb capacity)                                         No.                   $5,595
2      Incinerator (3000 lb capacity)                                        No.                  $23,425
3      In-Vessel Composter                                                   No.                  $44,175
4      Composting Bin (includes concrete pad, bins and roof)                Sq Ft                  $64.50

THESE SCENARIOS ARE ELIGIBLE WITH PRIOR CONSULTATION AND APPROVAL
FROM THE EQIP PROGRAM MANAGER AND THE STATE CONSERVATION ENGINEER.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                                WI Exhibit 5-7
                                                 January 2011
                               ANIMAL TRAILS AND WALKWAYS 575
                                             Feet

Purpose: This practice may be applied as part of a conservation management system to accomplish one or
more of the following purposes: (1) provide or improve access to forage, water, and/or shelter; (2) improve
grazing efficiency and distribution; (3) divert livestock travel away from ecologically sensitive and/or
erosive sites; or (4) prevent erosion of livestock walkways.

Applicability: This practice applies on lands where animal movement is needed to facilitate access,
improve grazing, prevent erosion, and/or protect ecologically sensitive areas.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown in the table below.

No.     Scenario                                                           Units Limit Payment Rate
1       Raised Earth, Option A in FOTG Standard Table 2.                    Ft.                  $0.91
2       Rock Surfacing, Option B in FOTG Standard Table 2.                  Ft.                  $4.24
3       Rock Surfacing, Options C and D in FOTG Standard Table 2.           Ft.                  $6.35
4       Rock Surfacing, Options E and F in FOTG Standard Table 2.           Ft.                  $9.83
Culverts or fords of watercourses are contracted separately under Practice 578, Stream Crossing.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Cost-sharing is limited to least cost alternative
which will remain stable under design conditions.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-8
                                                January 2011
                                      BRUSH MANAGEMENT 314
                                              Acre

Purpose: To improve or restore a quality plant cover to (1) reduce sediment and improve water quality, (2)
increase quality and production of desirable plants for livestock and wildlife, (3) maintain or increase
wildlife habitat values.


Applicability: (1) On brush-infested land having the potential to produce desirable native or adapted
forage plants; (2) where adjustments in grazing management alone will not restore the kind of plant cover
needed to attain conservation objectives within a reasonable time; (3) where brush management will
improve areas for wildlife.

In forested settings, a forest management plan must be developed prior to practice implementation.
The plan must specifically state that this practice is needed to address a resource concern.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                               Unit    Limit    Payment Rate
1      Brush Management, Light                                                Acre                 $ 93
2      Brush Management, Medium                                               Acre                 $161
3      Brush Management, Medium, >30% slopes                                  Acre                 $270
4      Brush Management, Heavy                                                Acre                 $353
5      Brush Management, Heavy, >30% slopes                                   Acre                 $540



Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to the installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to
meet the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

Use Brush Control Light on sites where up to 15% of the area is stocked with brush and woody cover of
stems 0 to 2 inches in diameter at the ground line.

Use Brush Control Medium on sites where more than 15 % and up to 40 % of the area is stocked with
woody vegetation 0 to 2 inches in diameter at the ground line.

         Use Brush Control Medium, >30% slopes only where slopes are field verified, or indicated
         by soil map unit, as being greater than 30%.

Use Brush Control Heavy on sites where more than 40 % of the area is stocked with woody vegetation 0
to 2 inches in diameter and up to 25 stems per acre larger than 2 inches in diameter at the ground line.

         Use Brush Control Heavy, >30% slopes only where slopes are field verified, indicated by soil
         map unit, as being greater than 30%.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following installation.




                                                                                               WI Exhibit 5-9
                                                January 2011
                            CLOSURE OF WASTE IMPOUNDMENTS 360
                                         Number

Purpose: To protect the quality of surface and groundwater resources, to eliminate a safety hazard for
humans and livestock, to safeguard the public health.


Applicability: This practice applies to agricultural waste impoundments that are no longer needed as a
part of a waste management system and are to be permanently closed.


Payment Schedule: Payment Rate per scenario, as shown in the table below.


No.   Scenario                                                                  Unit     Limit    Payment
                                                                                                  Rate
1     Closure of Waste Impoundments, Earthen Facility with Significant          Cu.Ft.              $0.15
      Excavation Used to Create the Original Facility1
2     Closure of Waste Impoundments, Earthen Facility with Significant          Cu.Ft.               $0.17
      Excavation Used to Create the Original Facility and Liner Removal1,2
3     Closure of Waste Impoundments, Earthen Facility with Significant          Cu.Ft.               $0.06
      Embankments Used to Create the Original Facility1
4     Closure of Waste Impoundments, Earthen Facility with Significant          Cu.Ft.               $0.09
      Embankments Used to Create the Original Facility and Liner
      Removal1,2
5     Closure of Waste Impoundments, Concrete or Other Structural               Cu.Ft.               $0.19
      Facilities
1
  Significant embankments used to create the original facility are those that would contain less than 50 % of
the storage volume if the embankments were removed. If more than 50 % of the waste volume would
remain, significant excavation was utilized to create the original facility.
2
  Liner removal includes concrete or synthetic liners.

TO ESTIMATE VOLUMES FOR THIS PRACTICE, MULTIPLY THE INSIDE TOP SURFACE
AREA BY THE DEPTH TO THE BOTTOM OF THE EXISTING FACILITY.


Use technical information from 342 Critical Area Planting for seeding and 484 Mulching for straw mulch
erosion protection. These should NOT be included as separate items on the contract, the costs for
these items are already factored into the Average Costs.

If other than straw mulch is needed, Practice 484 Mulch may be contracted as a separate item.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Landowner is responsible for obtaining all
necessary permits prior to construction. Removal of accumulated manure is not eligible.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-10
                                                January 2011
                                    COMPOSTING FACILITY 317
                                             Acre

Purpose: To reduce the pollution potential of organic agricultural wastes to surface and ground water.


Applicability: This practice applies where organic waste material is generated by agricultural production
or processing, a composting facility is a component of a planned agricultural waste management system, a
composting facility can be constructed, operated and maintained without polluting air and/or water
resources and there is a need to improve air quality by reducing the emissions of odorous gases.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

 No.    Scenario                                                                Unit      Limit       Payment Rate
 1      Asphalt Compost Pad                                                    Sq. Ft.   $100,000        $2.78
 2      Concrete Compost Pad                                                   Sq. Ft.   $100,000        $3.70

If manure is to be composted, a NRCS-approved Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan
(CNMP) must be written prior to commencing construction of the Composting Facility. All
practices identified in the CNMP as being needed must be installed prior to receiving payment on the
Composting Facility practice, with the exception of Nutrient Management, which may be done
concurrently.

Initial C:N ratio of material must be between 25:1 to 40:1 prior to placement in windrows. Windrows will
be turned a minimum of 3 times during a 90-day composting cycle. The compost should reach a
temperature greater than 1300 F for at least 5 days as an average throughout the compost mass during each
turn period. The composted material will be stacked in a curing pile for a minimum of 30 days before
removal from site.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. All manure/wastes on the farm must be applied
to the land according to a nutrient management plan meeting NRCS Standard 590. The landowner is
responsible for obtaining all necessary permits prior to construction. Composting Facility not to be
designed or used as livestock housing.

Additional requirements contained in the EQIP WASTE MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST.

 NOTE: Heavy Use Area Protection (561) Scenario #6 (ROOF) may also be used on same site if there are
resource concerns due to precipitation runoff from the Composting Facility (315).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years after year of installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-11
                                               January 2011
                CNMP-COMPREHENSIVE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN 102
                                    Number

Purpose: Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) are conservation plans unique to
livestock operations. These plans document practices and strategies adopted by livestock operations to
address natural resource concerns related to soil erosion, livestock manure and disposal of organic by-
products. A CNMP identifies Management and conservation actions that will be followed to meet clearly
defined soil and water conservation goals, including nutrient management, on an animal feeding operation
(AFO).

Applicability: This practice applies on any farm where a livestock facility exists in Wisconsin which will
benefit from the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates as per applicable scenario as shown in the table below.

 No.   Scenario                                                           Unit Limit Payment Rate
 1     Develop a CNMP Plan for a site without an existing Waste           No.             $5,100
       Storage Facility.1
  2    Develop a CNMP Plan and upland conservation plan for a site        No.             $8,370
       without an existing Waste Storage Facility.1
  3    Develop a CNMP Plan and evaluation for a site with an existing     No.             $9,275
       Waste Storage Facility.1
  4    Develop a CNMP Plan, upland conservation plan, and                 No.            $12,540
       evaluation for a site with an existing Waste Storage Facility.1
1
  CNMP development is outlined on the NRCS Wisconsin webpage under ‘CNMP Planning Tools,
Contents and Certification’ http://www.wi.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/cnmp.html

Work items MUST be completed by a private sector vendor to be eligible for contracting. For
example: If an up to date, complete conservation plan has been developed by NRCS or LCD, or will be
developed by NRCS or LCD, then the scenario with Development of Upland Conservation Plan should
NOT be on the EQIP contract. Costs of developing the nutrient management plan and feed management
plan portions of the CNMP are included as part of the payments for Nutrient Management, 590, and Feed
Management, 592, and are therefore not included as components here (590 and 592 may be contracted as
separate items, if needed).

Limitations: Practices identified as needed in the CNMP may be contracted through EQIP separately.
ALL CNMP COMPONENTS (1-11), INCLUDING A NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT
AND A FEED MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT (IF NEEDED), MUST BE ADDRESSED BEFORE
PAYMENTS ARE APPROVED.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-12
                                               January 2011
                                       CONSERVATION COVER 327
                                               Acre

Purpose: To create or enhance perennial vegetative cover for wildlife.

Applicability: On land being retired from crop production that is suitable for planting perennial
vegetation.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.
  No. Scenario                                                                            Unit Limit       Payment Rate
  1     Cool Season Mixture                                                              Acre                 $267
  2     Cool Season Mixture, Organic                                                     Acre                 $341
  3     Warm Season Mixture                                                              Acre                 $307
  4     Warm Season Mixture, Organic                                                     Acre                 $365
Limitations: Financial assistance is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary
to meet the resource concerns addressed by the planning objectives. For EQIP, land shall be converted
from agricultural production to conservation cover. Must be a 2.5 acre minimum size (contiguous).

Organic scenarios only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 5 years after year of installation.

The following Cool Season seed mixes are beneficial to pollinators and are encouraged and approved for
use with this practice. Other seed mixes which meet the 327 standard are also acceptable.

Mix 1                                  Mix 2 (North of Hwy. 29)
Timothy             3 lbs.             Birdsfoot Trefoil      4 lbs.
Red Clover          2 lbs.             Red Top                2 lbs.
Ladino Clover       1 lbs.

The following Warm Season seed mixes are beneficial to pollinators and are encouraged and approved for
use with this practice. Other seed mixes which meet the 327 standard are also acceptable.

Dry Mix                                 Mesic Mix                        Wet Mesic on Mineral Soils
Big Bluestem                 15 oz.     Big Bluestem           16 oz.    Big Bluestem           30 oz.
Switchgrass                  16 oz.     Little Bluestem        32 oz.    Switchgrass            32 oz.
Little Bluestem              20 oz.     Indian Grass           16 oz.    Prairie Cordgrass        2 oz.
Indian Grass                 12 oz.     White Wild Indigo       2 oz.    Marsh milkweed           2 oz.
Prairie Dropseed                        Pale Purple
                               1 oz.    Coneflower               2 oz.   New England Aster            1 oz.
Butterfly Milkweed             1 oz.    Rattlesnake Master       2 oz.   White Wild Indigo            2 oz.
Purple Prairie Clover          2 oz.    Showy Sunflower          2 oz.   Marsh Marigold             0.5 oz.
Rattlesnake Master             3 oz.    Prairie Blazing Star     1 oz.   Joe-pye weed                 1 oz.
Rough Blazing Star             1 oz.    Wild Lupine            1.5 oz.   Marsh Blazing Star           1 oz.
Wild Lupine                  1.5 oz.    Wild Bergamot          0.5 oz.   Great Blue Lobelia         0.5 oz.
Wild Bergamot                0.5 oz.    Smooth Penstemon         2 oz.   Wild Bergamot              0.5 oz.
Spotted Mint                 0.5 oz.    Showy Goldenrod        0.5 oz.   Common Ironweed              2 oz.
Smooth Penstemon               1 oz.    Culver's Root          0.2 oz.   Culver's Root              0.2 oz.
Showy Goldenrod              0.5 oz.
Spiderwort                     1 oz.

Substitute Forbs                        Substitute Forbs                 Substitute Forbs
Smooth Blue Aster            0.5 oz.    Butterfly Milkweed      2 oz.    Wild Senna                   5 oz.
Pale Purple Coneflower         3 oz.    New England Aster       2 oz.    Boneset                    0.2 oz.
                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-13
                                                January 2011
                          Purple Prairie
Showy Sunflower   2 oz.   Clover                 6 oz.   Winged Loosestrife        0.1 oz.
Stiff Goldenrod   1 oz.   Stiff Goldenrod        1 oz.   Cup Plant                   3 oz.
                          Spiderwort             3 oz.   Ohio Goldenrod            0.5 oz.




                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-14
                                  January 2011
                               CONSERVATION CROP ROTATION 328
                                            Acre

Purpose: To reduce soil erosion; help maintain or develop good soil, improve water quality, and reduce
chemical and nutrient inputs on treated acres.


Applicability: On all cropland where annual crops are currently grown continuously.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown below.

 No.    Scenario                                                                       Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
 1      Conservation Crop Rotation                                                     Ac.                   $47.00
 2      Conservation Crop Rotation, Organic                                            Ac.                   $66.00

Limitations: Payment limited to $3,000 per year for two years. Participant will develop and follow a
conservation crop rotation that adds perennial grasses and/or perennial legumes for a minimum of two
years to an existing annual crop rotation. Land receiving the conservation crop rotation payment must be
farmed to the Tolerable Soil Loss Limit (T), or less for the duration of the contract. Payments limited to 2
years.

Payment will only be made upon establishment of the perennial seeding in year 1 and upon maintenance of
the perennial seeding in year 2. No field shall receive more than two payments.

Organic scenario only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following final year of payment.

          THIS PRACTICE MAY NOT BE USED WITH PRESCRIBED GRAZING (528)

  ONLY ON LANDS WHERE THE PARTICIPANT OR OPERATION HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY
               IMPLEMENTED OR CONTRACTED THIS PRACTICE




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-15
                                                January 2011
                                    CONTOUR BUFFER STRIPS 332
                                              Acre

Purpose: To reduce sheet and rill erosion, to reduce transport of sediment and other waterborne
contaminants down slope, to enhance wildlife habitat.


Applicability: On sloping cropland and certain wildlife land where the topography is uniform enough that
tilling and harvesting on the contour can be done practically; and where it is an essential part of a cropping
system to effectively reduce soil and water losses.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown below.
 No. Scenario                                                                           Unit     Limit        Payment Rate
 1    Contour Buffer Strips                                                             Ac.                      $72.00
 2    Contour Buffer Strips , Organic                                                   Ac.                      $82.00

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to the installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to
meet the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

The payment rate is made for the entire field treated with Contour Buffer Strips, not just the area within the
strips.

Organic scenario only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.


Contour Farming (330) and Stripcropping (585) should NOT be contracted on the same acres as
Contour Buffer Strips (332).


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for 5 years following installation.




                                                                                               WI Exhibit 5-16
                                                January 2011
                                       CONTOUR FARMING 330
                                              Acre

Purpose: To reduce erosion and control water.


Applicability: On sloping cropland and on recreation and wildlife areas where other cultural and
management practices in a cropping system do not control soil and water loss.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate of $14.00 per acre.


Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. No more than three years of payments may be
provided.

Contour Buffer Strips (332) and Stripcropping (585) should NOT be contracted on the same acres as
Contour Farming (330).


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for 5 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-17
                                               January 2011
                                            COVER CROP 340
                                                Acre

Purpose: To control erosion during periods when the major crops do not furnish adequate cover; provide
organic material to the soil; and improve infiltration, aeration, and tilth.


Applicability: On cropland, certain wildlife areas, orchards, vineyards, and small fruit areas.

  No. Scenario                                                               Unit        Limit    Payment Rate
  1      Cover Crop1                                                         Acre                      $37.00
  2      Cover Crop, Organic1                                                Acre                      $44.83
  3      Cover Crop, No haying or grazing                                    Acre                      $56.50
  4      Cover Crop, No haying or grazing, Organic                           Acre                      $64.00
  5      Construction Cover Crop2                                            Acre                     $188.00
  6      Construction Cover Crop, Organic2                                   Acre                     $245.00
1
  Spring haying or grazing, prior to new crop planting, is allowed, provided no resource concerns are
created as a result.
2
  Area of field seeded to cover crop which will be destroyed upon construction of conservation practice
during the cropping season. This scenario may only be used to support EQIP practices, in the same
contract, that will be seeded, upon completion of construction, within the dates listed in Table 2 of Critical
Area Planting (342). Typically contracted with Grassed Waterway (412).


Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. One-time payment per acre for all scenarios.

Cover crop species may include Winter Wheat (1.0 Bu/Ac), Cereal Rye (1-1.5 Bu/Ac), Annual Ryegrass
(15 Lbs/Ac), Oats (1-2 Bu/Ac), Alfalfa (12-15 Lbs/Ac), Buckwheat (35-40 Lbs/Ac), Medium Red Clover
(8-10 lbs/Ac.) and Sudan Grass (25-30 Lbs/Ac). Other species must be preapproved by NRCS. Cover
crop will not be harvested for grain.

Organic scenarios only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for 1 year following final year of payment.


  ONLY ON LANDS WHERE THE PARTICIPANT OR OPERATION HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY
               IMPLEMENTED OR CONTRACTED THIS PRACTICE




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-18
                                                January 2011
                                   CRITICAL AREA PLANTING 342
                                              Acre

Purpose: To stabilize the soil, reduce damage from sediment and runoff to downstream areas, and
improve wildlife habitat and visual resources.


Applicability: On highly erodible or critically eroding areas. These areas usually cannot be stabilized by
ordinary conservation treatment and management and if left untreated can cause severe erosion or sediment
damage. Examples of applicable areas are dams, dikes, mine spoil, levees, cuts, fills, surface-mined areas,
and denuded or gullied areas where vegetation is difficult to establish by usual planting methods.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                           Unit       Limit      Payment Rate
1      Critical Area Planting, Cool Season Cover                          Acre                      $150
2      Critical Area Planting, Cool Season Cover, Organic                 Acre                     $175.62
3      Critical Area Planting, Warm Season Cover                          Acre                      $180
4      Critical Area Planting, Cool Season Cover with Slope               Acre                      $805
       Stabilization
5      Critical Area Planting, Cool Season Cover with Slope               Acre                     $832.62
       Stabilization, Organic
6      Critical Area Planting, Warm Season Cover with Slope               Acre                      $835
       Stabilization
7      Channel Seeding and Shaping, Less than 4’ Average Bank             Ft.                       $4.10
       Height1
8      Channel Seeding and Shaping, Less than 4’ Average Bank             Ft.                       $7.61
       Height with Spoil Removal from the Floodplain1
9      Channel Seeding and Shaping, 4’or More Average Bank                Ft.                       $6.03
       Height1
10     Channel Seeding and Shaping, 4’ or More Average Bank               Ft.                      $16.29
       Height with Spoil Removal from the Floodplain1

Slope stabilization is limited to establishing a stable slope on a site where it does not otherwise exist.
It is NOT intended for use with critical area planting in seeding other structural practices.
1
 Scenarios 7-10 apply to 1) establishing vegetation on channel banks, berms, spoil, and associated areas
above the bank zone, (OHWM) 2) reducing potential for mass gravity failure of channel banks, and 3)
reshaping channel banks to increase cross-sectional geometry above the bank zone. Channel Bank Height
measured from the top of the bank zone (OHWM) to top of shaped bank. Units are to be measured in
linear feet of channel bank shaped and seeded. These scenarios do NOT apply to Grassed Waterways,
Diversions, streambank areas with protective linings, areas covered with water for an extended period of
time, or areas where conditions will not support adequate vegetation.

Use technical information from 484 Mulching for straw mulch erosion protection. This should NOT be
included as separate items on the contract, the costs for this item are already factored into the
Average Costs.

If other than straw mulch is needed, Practice 484 Mulch may be contracted as a separate item.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Application of lime and fertilizer, to reach
optimum levels, shall be based on the Practice Standard. (Refer to Practice 342 of the Field Office
Technical Guide). Soil tests must be done according to the UW-Madison, Department of Soil Science soil
analytical procedures and soil test recommendations. Soil test labs approved by FSA for CRP (1-WI CRP)
                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-19
                                               January 2011
will be considered approved by NRCS for the EQIP program. Labs approved by Department of
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection will be considered approved by NRCS for the EQIP program.

Organic scenarios only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a life span of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                       WI Exhibit 5-20
                                             January 2011
                                             DIVERSION 362
                                                 Feet

Purpose: To divert excess water from one area for use or safe disposal in other areas.


Applicability: This practice applies to sites where; (1) runoff damages cropland, pastureland, farmsteads,
feedlots, or conservation practices such as terraces or stripcropping; (2) surface flow and shallow
subsurface flow caused by seepage are damaging sloping upland; (3) a diversion is required as part of a
pollution abatement system.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.   Scenario                                                            Unit        Limit     Payment Rate
1     Diversion, Vegetated                                                  Ft.                    $ 2.86
2     Diversion, Rock Lined                                                 Ft.                    $ 14.60
3     Diversion, Concrete Lined                                             Ft.                    $ 53.50


Use technical information from 342 Critical Area Planting for seeding and 484 Mulching for straw mulch
erosion protection. These should NOT be included as separate items on the contract, the costs for
these items are already factored into the Average Costs.

If other than straw mulch is needed, Practice 484 Mulch may be contracted as a separate item. Practice 500
Obstruction Removal and Practice 606 Subsurface Drain may be added as separate contract items, as
needed.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-21
                                                January 2011
                                      FEED MANAGEMENT 592
                                            Animal Unit

Purpose: To supply the quantity of available nutrients required by livestock and poultry for maintenance,
production, performance, and reproduction while reducing the quantity of nutrients, especially nitrogen and
phosphorus, excreted in manure by minimizing the over-feeding of these and other nutrients.

Applicability: On 1) Confined livestock and poultry operations with a whole farm nutrient imbalance,
with more nutrients imported to the farm than exported or utilized by cropping programs, 2) Confined
livestock and poultry operations that have a significant build up of nutrients in the soil due to land
application of manure, 3) Confined livestock and poultry operations that land apply manure and do not
have a land base large enough to allow nutrients to be applied at rates recommended by soil test and
utilized by crops in the rotation, or, 4) Livestock and poultry operations seeking to enhance nutrient
efficiency.

Payment Schedule: Payment Rate of $3.62/Animal Unit/Year for three years, not to exceed a
contract total of $6,000.

Limitations: Payment limited to three years, three years participation is required. Total Feed
Management payment funds allowed are $6,000 over the life of the contract. Producers receiving the
payment for feed management are required to have and implement a nutrient management plan to the
current NRCS standard. Producers may receive EQIP financial assistance for nutrient management
provided they are not already performing this practice to the current Nutrient Management Practice
Standard.

Producers will be expected to meet the feed phosphorus level as shown in National Research Council
(NRC) recommendations by livestock type by the 3rd year of implementation in order to be in compliance
with the terms of the contract. Failure to be in compliance with the terms of the contract may result in
repayment of financial assistance paid, liquidated damages, and assessed interest charges.

All feed management plans must be signed by either an ARPAS certified consultant, a University of
Wisconsin County Extension Agent, Area Technical College Feed Management Specialist, or (if none of
the other three is available) the NRCS Area Resource Conservationist to verify that it conforms to National
Research Council recommendations.

FEED MANAGEMENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS WITH A CNMP.
IT MAY BE CONTRACTED WITH THE CNMP OR IN A SUBSEQUENT YEAR AFTER
RECEIVING THE CNMP IF A RESOURCE CONCERN EXISTS NECESSITATING A
FEED MANAGEMENT PLAN.

TSP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED IN ADDITION TO THE PAYMENTS FOR THIS
PRACTICE.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following installation.

        ONLY WHERE THE PARTICIPANT OR OPERATION HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY
                IMPLEMENTED OR CONTRACTED THIS PRACTICE




                                                                                           WI Exhibit 5-22
                                               January 2011
                                                FENCE 382
                                                   Feet

Purpose: To: (1) exclude livestock from areas that should be protected from grazing; (2) confine
livestock on an area; (3) control domestic livestock while permitting wildlife movement; (4) subdivide
grazing land to permit use of grazing systems; (5) protect new seedlings and plantings from grazing; and
(6) regulate access to areas by people or prevent trespassing.


Applicability: On any area requiring control or exclusion of livestock, or where access to people is to be
regulated.


Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.


No. Scenario                                                              Unit Limit         Payment Rate
1      Fence, Multi-Strand Barbed Wire1                                     Ft.    $10,000       $2.19
2      Fence, Woven Wire1                                                   Ft.    $10,000       $3.29
3      Fence, High Tensile, Electric, 1-2 Strand1                           Ft.    $10,000       $0.60
4      Fence, High Tensile, Electric, 3+ Strand1                            Ft.    $10,000       $1.03
5      Fence, High Tensile, Nonelectric1                                    Ft.    $10,000       $1.74
6      Fence, Vehicle Barrier1,2                                            Ft.    $10,000       $7.82
1
  Scenarios 1-5 only to be used for addressing resource concerns associated with livestock
2
  Scenario only used for protection of unique/sensitive environmental areas from vehicle entry. Not to be
used solely as a perimeter or property boundary fence. Refer to Standard Fence (382) V.A.13 for further
details.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. EQIP financial assistance for temporary
fences is not allowed. Financial assistance for perimeter fencing on legal property boundaries and
public roadways is only allowed when cropland is converted to permanent pasture and Prescribed
Grazing (528) is included in the contract for the converted area. EQIP payments for internal
divisional fencing will be based on type and quantity specified in a NRCS approved grazing plan.

Fencing is NOT available to those currently in a continuous grazing system who will be remaining in a
continuous grazing system after the fencing practice is installed. Payment for this practice with farmers
currently utilizing a continuous grazing system will only be available if a prescribed grazing plan meeting
NRCS standards is developed and accepted by the farmer. The Prescribed Grazing system must be a
rest/rotational system with no more than 7 days on each paddock. Failure to subsequently implement the
Prescribed Grazing Plan will result in termination of the contract, payback of all grazing related payments
received, with liquidated damages as per the contract appendix.

Implementation of this practice where 528 and/or 472 do not apply shall be based upon the criterion noted
in Purpose of Fence: Perimeter Around Management Unit found in WI-NRCS 382, Table 1 (Fence
Selection Criteria).


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 20 years following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-23
                                                January 2011
                                            FIELD BORDER 386
                                                  Acre

Purpose: To reduce erosion from wind and water, soil and water quality protection, and provide wildlife
food and cover.

Applicability: At crop field edges, and to connect other buffer practices within the crop field.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.     Scenario                                            Unit      Limit    Payment Rate
1       Field Border, Non-Pollinator1                       Acre                     $233.00
2       Field Border, Non-Pollinator, Organic1              Acre                     $297.00
3       Grass/Legume Pollinator Mix2                        Acre                     $283.00
4       Grass/Legume Pollinator Mix, Organic2               Acre                     $329.00
5       Native Warm Season Pollinator Mix2                  Acre                     $300.00
6       Native Warm Season Pollinator Mix, Organic2         Acre                     $388.00
1
  Harvest is permitted
2
  Harvest is not permitted except as part of maintenance during the establishment year, only.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Tall fescue shall not be included in seeding used
for this practice.

Organic scenarios only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 10 years following installation.

The following Cool Season seed mixes are beneficial to pollinators and are approved for use with this
practice. Other seed mixes which meet the 386 standard and are suitable for pollinators are also acceptable
with prior written approval from the State Agronomist and State Biologist.

Mix 1                                  Mix 2 (North of Hwy 29)
Timothy             3 lbs.             Birdsfoot Trefoil      4 lbs.
Red Clover          2 lbs.             Red Top                2 lbs.
Ladino Clover       1 lbs.

The following Warm Season seed mixes are beneficial to pollinators and are approved for use with this
practice. Other seed mixes which meet the 386 standard and are suitable for pollinators are also acceptable
with prior written approval from the State Agronomist and State Biologist.

Dry Mix                                 Mesic Mix                        Wet Mesic on Mineral Soils
Big Bluestem                  15 oz.    Big Bluestem           16 oz.    Big Bluestem           30 oz.
Switchgrass                   16 oz.    Little Bluestem        32 oz.    Switchgrass            32 oz.
Little Bluestem               20 oz.    Indian Grass           16 oz.    Prairie Cordgrass        2 oz.
Indian Grass                  12 oz.    White Wild Indigo       2 oz.    Marsh milkweed           2 oz.
Prairie Dropseed                        Pale Purple
                               1 oz.    Coneflower               2 oz.   New England Aster           1 oz.
Butterfly Milkweed             1 oz.    Rattlesnake Master       2 oz.   White Wild Indigo           2 oz.
Purple Prairie Clover          2 oz.    Showy Sunflower          2 oz.   Marsh Marigold            0.5 oz.
Rattlesnake Master             3 oz.    Prairie Blazing Star     1 oz.   Joe-pye weed                1 oz.
Rough Blazing Star             1 oz.    Wild Lupine            1.5 oz.   Marsh Blazing Star          1 oz.
Wild Lupine                  1.5 oz.    Wild Bergamot          0.5 oz.   Great Blue Lobelia        0.5 oz.

                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-24
                                                January 2011
                                    Continued on next page.
Wild Bergamot            0.5 oz.   Smooth Penstemon       2 oz.   Wild Bergamot             0.5 oz.
Spotted Mint             0.5 oz.   Showy Goldenrod      0.5 oz.   Common Ironweed             2 oz.
Smooth Penstemon           1 oz.   Culver's Root        0.2 oz.   Culver's Root             0.2 oz.
Showy Goldenrod          0.5 oz.
Spiderwort                 1 oz.
Substitute Forbs                   Substitute Forbs               Substitute Forbs
Smooth Blue Aster        0.5 oz.   Butterfly Milkweed     2 oz.   Wild Senna                  5 oz.
Pale Purple Coneflower     3 oz.   New England Aster      2 oz.   Boneset                   0.2 oz.
                                   Purple Prairie
Showy Sunflower           2 oz.    Clover                 6 oz.   Winged Loosestrife        0.1 oz.
Stiff Goldenrod           1 oz.    Stiff Goldenrod        1 oz.   Cup Plant                   3 oz.
                                   Spiderwort             3 oz.   Ohio Goldenrod            0.5 oz.




                                                                                       WI Exhibit 5-25
                                           January 2011
                                            FILTER STRIP 393
                                                 Acre

Purpose: The purposes of this practice are the following: (a) to protect water quality by filtering and
removing sediment, organic matter, pesticides, sediment-borne phosphorus and other pollutants from sheet
flow runoff and subsurface flow through deposition, absorption, plant uptake, denitrification or other
processes; (b) to eliminate row crop production and associated pollutants adjacent to environmentally
sensitive areas; and (c) to protect and stabilize the riparian zone and reduce flood water velocity.

Applicability: This practice applies to areas where conditions associated with sediment and pollutant
delivery from the contributing drainage area are identified and where the installation of this practice, as part
of a conservation management system, will provide a direct benefit to water quality and/or riparian
stability.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown below.

 No.     Scenario                                                                        Unit     Limit      Payment Rate
 1       Cool Season Mix                                                                 Ac.                    $278.00
 2       Cool Season Mix, Organic                                                        Ac.                    $357.00
 3       Warm Season Mix                                                                 Ac.                    $307.00
 4       Warm Season Mix, Organic                                                        Ac.                    $347.00

Limitations: This practice does not apply to the treatment of conditions where high levels of pollutants
can be anticipated such as animal feed lots, feed storage areas, and milking center waste areas. For these
types of situations refer to Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office Technical Guide
Section IV (FOTG), Standard 635, Wastewater Treatment Strip. This practice does not apply where soil
loss is above “T” within 300 feet of the filter strip. This practice does not apply where the creation,
restoration, or enhancement of wildlife habitat or movement corridors is the primary purpose. Refer to
FOTG Standards 645, Wildlife Upland Habitat Management; 391, Riparian Forest Buffer, and other
appropriate standards.

Organic scenarios only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years after year of installation.




                                                                                                WI Exhibit 5-26
                                                 January 2011
                                           FIREBREAK 394
                                                Feet

Purpose: To establish or maintain as a component of a prescribed burn for wildlife habitat management.

Applicability: On areas where prescribed burning is applied as a management tool or protection from
wildfire is needed.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown below.

  No. Scenario                                                                          Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
  1     Firebreak – mowing or disking only                                               Ft.                  $0.04
  2     Firebreak – mowing and clearing woody stems                                      Ft.                  $0.11
Limitations: Financial assistance is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary
to meet the resource concerns addressed by the planning objectives.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 5 years after year of installation.



Note: May be used in conjunction with practices 327, 338, 386, 612, 644, & 645




                                                                                          WI Exhibit 5-27
                                              January 2011
                                          FISH PASSAGE 396
                                               Number

Purpose: To allow upstream and downstream movement of fish and other aquatic species past barriers.

Applicability: Where artificial, animal, or man-made barriers (i.e. dams) are adversely affecting
movement of aquatic species.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown below.

  No. Scenario                                                                             Unit     Limit Payment Rate
  1      Culvert replacement, <60” diameter                                                 Ft.             $ 172.00
  2      Culvert replacement, >60” diameter                                                 Ft.             $ 196.00
  3      Beaver Dam Removal, road access1                                                   No.             $ 315.00
  4      Beaver Dam Removal, remote access1                                                 No.             $ 396.00
  5      Fish Ladder, per foot of overfall                                                  Ft.             $ 3600.00
  6      Dam Removal Less than 6 feet effective height2                                     No.             $ 9000.00
  7      Dam Removal 6 feet or more, but less than 10 feet effective height2                No.             $18000.00
  8      Dam Removal 10 feet or more effective height2                                      No.             $36,000.00
1
  Only used for restoration of critical native fish species habitat and as a final step after completion of
animal removal program. Any use of explosives must be supervised by a licensed blaster.
2
  Effective height of a dam is defined as the difference in elevation between the top of the dam, and the
lowest point at the centerline of the dam.

Limitations:
The landowner is responsible for obtaining all required permits prior to beginning any stream improvement
measures. A complete construction plan must be in place with NRCS engineering approval before
commencement of this work. At a minimum, the plan must include: the extent of removal and location for
dispersal of removed materials; stabilization of accumulated upstream sediment; channel bottom or bank
stabilization needed; site erosion control; and site re-vegetation details.

An “As-Built” plan must be completed at the end of construction and maintained with the original contract
file.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 5 years after year of installation.




                                                                                           WI Exhibit 5-28
                                               January 2011
                                 FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN 106
                                           Number

Purpose: To develop a site specific Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the purposes of timber and
resource management of non-industrial private forestland.

Applicability: This practice applies on any non-industrial private forestland in Wisconsin which will
benefit from the development and implementation of a Forest Management Plan

Payment Schedule: Payment rates as per applicable scenario as shown in the table below.

 No. Scenario                                                         Unit     Limit   Payment Rate
 1   Develop FMP for less than 80 acres1                               No.                 $1,465
                                         1
 2   Develop FMP for 80 acres or more                                  No.                 $1,760
   1 FMP development must follow guidelines outlined in Section III of the Wisconsin NRCS eFOTG
      under “Conservation Activity Plans Technical Criteria.”
      http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov/efotg_locator.aspx?map=WI

Limitations: Only Certified Technical Service Providers (TSPs) may be used to provide services for the
development of FMPs.

Contracting of more than one of the following conservation activity plans on the same land unit is
prohibited: Nutrient Management Plan-Written (104), Forest Management Plan (106), Irrigation Water
Management Plan-Written (118), Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (122), Agricultural
Energy Management Plan-Landscape (124), and Organic Agriculture Transition Plan (138).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-29
                                               January 2011
                                   FOREST SLASH TREATMENT 384
                                              Acres


Purpose: To reduce the risks and populations of insects and diseases in woody plant residues, and reduce
the potential of damage from wildfire during forestry activities.

Applicability: (1) Forest land at high risk for disease, insect infestation or wildfire. (2) Forest land with
existing insect or disease infestations.

A forest management plan must be developed prior to practice implementation. The plan must
specifically state that this practice is needed to address a resource concern.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.
No. Scenario                                                           Unit              Limit    Payment
                                                                                                  Rate
 1   Slash Treatment – Removal and disposal1, Lopping and Re-                    Acre                $522
     distribution, chipping, height control.
1
  Removal and disposal of trees for disease or fire control.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the forest management plan.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                               WI Exhibit 5-30
                                                 January 2011
                                FOREST STAND IMPROVEMENT 666
                                            Acres


Purpose: To reduce pests and disease, reduce moisture stress, increase carbon storage in selected trees,
improve water conservation, restore natural plant communities, improve wildlife habitat, and reduce
sedimentation and runoff.

Applicability: (1) Forest land at high risk for disease or insect infestation. (2) Forest land with existing
insect or disease infestations. (3) Forest land contributing sediment and runoff to surface water bodies. (4)
Forest land in decline (productivity, health and vigor).

A forest management plan must be developed prior to practice implementation. The plan must
specifically stat that this practice is needed to address a resource concern.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.      Scenario                                          Unit Limit Payment Rate
 1       Forest Stand Improvement, Crop Tree Release       Acre              $150
 2       Forest Stand Improvement, Release, Marking Only Acre                 $36
 3       Forest Stand Improvement, Thinning1               Acre               $36
 4       Forest Stand Improvement, Improvement Cut1        Acre               $36
 5       Forest Stand Improvement, Sanitation2             Acre              $223
      1
        Stands with an ash component > 40% and > 15 miles from known EAB infestation and in or adjacent
      to a quarantined county: Use Management in Established Stands Where Ash is a Major
      Component (>40%) outlined in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Publication,
      “Emerald Ash Borer and Forest Management” dated February 2010.
      2
       Existing EAB infestation sites and stands with an ash component < 15 miles from known EAB
      infestation: Use Silvicultural Guidelines for Quarantined Counties outlined in the Wisconsin
      Department of Natural Resources Publication, “Emerald Ash Borer and Forest Management” dated
      February 2010.


Practice only available for improvement activities. Improvement activities may be done concurrently
with a timber harvest. For Scenarios 1 and 5, payment includes marking, treatment, and actual
removal costs. For Scenarios 2-4, payment is for forester labor and materials to mark trees for
removal, not for sale.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the forest management plan. Applications that received priority
ranking points for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) must adopt scenario 3, 4, or 5 but these scenarios are
not limited to addressing EAB.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-31
                                                January 2011
                                FOREST TRAILS AND LANDINGS 655
                                             Feet

Purpose: To minimize onsite and offsite damage to soil, water, plant and animal resources during periods
of access, and to provide access to forest stands for management.



Applicability: Forest Land in need of access to address Forest Health Resource Concerns and that meets
one or more of the following conditions; (1) Forest Land adjacent to, or encompassing streams, lakes,
ponds or wetlands; (2) Forest land containing soils with moderate to severe limitations for skid trails, log
landings, haul roads or equipment; (3) Forest Land containing soils rated moderate to severe for erosion
hazard.

A forest management plan must be developed prior to practice implementation. The plan must
specifically state that this practice is needed to address a resource concern.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                                  Unit    Limit    Payment
                                                                                                  Rate
1      Forest Trails and Landings, Establishment of a New Trail                   Ft.               $ 1.11
2      Forest Trails and Landings, Reestablishment of an Abandoned Trail          Ft.               $ 0.69
Costs for dips, waterbars, diversions, etc., are included in the Payment Rates shown.

For trails crossing watercourses, refer to Practice 578, Stream Crossing, and add to the contract as a
separate item.

*Use NRCS Practice Standard 655 Forest Trails and Landings, and Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources "Forestry Best Management Practices For Water Quality Field Manual" for planning installation
of this practice.


Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 5 years following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-32
                                                January 2011
                             GRADE STABILIZATION STRUCTURE 410
                                          Number

Purpose: To stabilize the grade and control erosion in natural or artificial channels, to prevent the
formation or advance of gullies, and to enhance environmental quality and reduce pollution hazards.

Applicability: In areas where the concentration and flow velocity of water require structures to stabilize
the grade in channels or to control gully erosion. Special attention shall be given to maintaining or
improving habitat for fish and wildlife where applicable.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.     Scenario                                                                Units Limit Payment Rate
1       Grade Stabilization Structure-Embankment Dam, Drainage Area             Each                  $ 5,315
        (DA) less than 10 Acres
2       Grade Stabilization Structure-Embankment Dam, DA 10 but less            Each                  $ 6,395
        than 20 Acres
3       Grade Stabilization Structure-Embankment Dam, DA 20 but less            Each                  $ 8,500
        than 80 Acres
4       Grade Stabilization Structure-Embankment Dam, DA 80 but less            Each                  $13,985
        than 160 Acres
5       Grade Stabilization Structure-Embankment Dam, DA 160 Acres              Each                  $19,070
        or More
6       Grade Stabilization Structure-Embankment Dam, DA 80 but less            Each                  $16,925
        than 160 Acres with Plunge Pool11
7       Grade Stabilization Structure-Embankment Dam, DA 160 Acres              Each                  $22,010
        or More with Plunge Pool1
8       Plunge Pool1                                                            Each                  $ 3,095
9       Grade Stabilization Structure-Concrete Block or Rock Chute,             Each                  $ 5,080
        Under 6’ Overfall
10      Grade Stabilization Structure-Concrete Block or Rock Chute, 6’          Each                  $ 9,920
        or More Overfall
11      Grade Stabilization Structure-Timber Toewall                            Each                  $ 2,196
12      Grade Stabilization Structure-Aluminum, Steel or Concrete               Each                  $ 8,955
        Toewall
13      Grade Stabilization Structure-Drop Inlet to Culvert                     Each                  $ 3,075
14      Grade Stabilization Structure-Pipe Repair Only, Existing Pipe           Each                  $ 6,700
        12”-18” Dia. 2
15      Grade Stabilization Structure-Pipe Repair Only, Existing Pipe 21”       Each                 $ 11,530
        or Larger Dia. 2
1
  DN-6 designed plunge pool.
2
  Pipe repairs are only authorized for structures older than 15 years, and the structures are otherwise in
sound condition. Repairs of failed pipes under 12” are not authorized.

Use technical information from 342 Critical Area Planting for seeding and 484 Mulching for straw mulch
erosion protection. These should NOT be included as separate items on the contract, the costs for
these items are already factored into the Average Costs.

If other than straw mulch is needed, Practice 484 Mulch may be contracted as a separate item. Practice 500
Obstruction Removal may be added as a separate contract item, as needed.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.

                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-33
                                               January 2011
                                       GRASSED WATERWAY 412
                                               Acre

Purpose: To convey runoff from terraces, diversions, or other water concentrations without causing
erosion and to improve water quality.


Applicability: All sites where added capacity, vegetative protection, or both are required to control
erosion resulting from concentrated runoff and where such control can be achieved by using this practice
alone or combined with other conservation practices. This practice is not applicable where its construction
would destroy important woody wildlife cover and the present watercourse is not seriously eroding.


Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                                   Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
1      Grassed Waterway with 50 Acre or less Drainage Area (DA)                    Ft.                  $ 2.26
2      Grassed Waterway with 50 Acre or less DA with Stone Center                  Ft.                  $ 9.26
3      Grassed Waterway –more than 50 Acres up to and Including a 200              Ft.                  $ 2.92
       Acre DA
4      Grassed Waterway –more than 50 Acres up to and Including a 200              Ft.                    $ 9.92
       Acre DA with Stone Center
5      Grassed Waterway-more than 200 Acres up to and Including a 600              Ft.                    $ 4.62
       Acre DA
6      Grassed Waterway-more than 200 Acres up to and Including a 600              Ft.                   $ 11.63
       Acre DA with Stone Center
7      Grassed Waterway-more than 600 Acre DA                                      Ft.                    $ 7.55
8      Grassed Waterway-more than 600 Acre DA with Stone Center                    Ft.                    $14.55

Use technical information from 342 Critical Area Planting for seeding and 484 Mulching for straw mulch
erosion protection. These should NOT be included as separate items on the contract, the costs for
these items are already factored into the Average Costs. If other than straw mulch is needed, Practice
484 Mulch may be contracted as a separate item. Practice 606 Subsurface Drain may be added as separate
contract item, if needed.

The following steps apply to all waterways:
    • No waterways with temporary, dormant or frost seeding operations, or with a seeding operation
         that is done outside the proper dates of Table 2 in Critical Area Planting 342, will be certified until
         the permanent seeding is green and growing.
    • No seeding will be done parallel to the direction of water flow.
    • Straw mulch is included in the payment rates and must be used, as a minimum. If other than straw
         mulch is needed, Practice 484 Mulch may be contracted as a separate item.

Considerations
   • Berms may be used to protect the waterway during the establishment period. Berm removal may
       be contracted separately under Obstruction Removal (500).
   • Construction Cover Crop (340) may be contracted separately on the area of the construction
       footprint if the waterway will be built during the cropping season.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years following installation.


                                                                                               WI Exhibit 5-34
                                                 January 2011
                                HEAVY USE AREA PROTECTION 561
                                            Acre

Purpose: To stabilize facility areas frequently and intensely used by people, animals or vehicles.


Applicability: This standard applies to the following sites; (1) on intensely used areas for waste
management systems which require: (a) grading to permit drainage of surface runoff for disposal or to a
collection point, (b) surfacing to permit periodic cleaning or scraping of a sediment basin, (c) a roof over
open livestock yards to reduce the volume of polluted runoff , or (2) surfacing of areas heavily traveled by
livestock which will erode, deteriorate or reduce water quality without surfacing. This standard does not
apply to walls or buildings.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                 Unit          Limit          Payment Rate
1      Rock Surfacing, Firm Foundation (Options B, C,          Sq. Ft.       $17,000            $0.83
       and D in FOTG Table 1)
2      Rock Surfacing, Soft Foundation (Options I, J, K,       Sq. Ft.       $31,000              $1.51
       and L in FOTG Table 1)
3      Concrete flatwork (Options E, F, and G in FOTG          Sq. Ft.       $31,000              $3.70
       Table 1)
4      Concrete flatwork with 2 Ft. High Wall (Options         Sq. Ft.       $34,000              $4.13
       E, F, and G in FOTG Table 1)
5      Asphalt (Option H in FOTG Table 1)                      Sq. Ft.       $16,000              $1.90
6      Roof                                                    Sq. Ft.       $41,000              $4.95
7      Roof with Concrete Flatwork and 2 Ft. High Wall         Sq. Ft.       $75,000              $9.08

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

The limits listed above are total for a single site. For example, if a single site requires the use of
scenarios 3 and 4, the limit is $34,000 total, not $65,000.

When Heavy Use Area Protection is used as a floor and/or as a roof system, walls higher than 4 feet
are NOT permitted on any side. Four foot tall walls (maximum) are permitted to facilitate cleaning,
scraping, and waste handling activities (although only the cost of 2 Ft. High walls are part of an
eligible scenario).

Walls taller than 4 feet (concrete, wood, metal cladding, siding, curtains, etc., either alone or in
combination) will make the entire practice ineligible for EQIP financial assistance (This includes
walls installed 100 percent at landowner cost).

The roof and structural components are to be designed by an engineer registered in the State of
Wisconsin.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years following installation.

SCENARIOS 6 AND 7 ARE ELIGIBLE WITH PRIOR CONSULTATION AND APPROVAL
FROM THE EQIP PROGRAM MANAGER AND THE STATE CONSERVATION ENGINEER.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-35
                                                January 2011
                                HERBACEOUS WEED CONTROL 315
                                           Acre

Purpose: This practice is used to restore or release native or create desired plant communities and wildlife
habitats consistent with the ecological site.

Applicability: On all lands except active cropland and pastureland where removal, reduction, or
manipulation of herbaceous vegetation is desired.
In forested settings, a forest management plan must be developed prior to practice implementation.
The plan must specifically state that this practice is needed to address a resource concern.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

 No.    Scenario                                                                     Unit    Limit    Payment Rate
 1      Control of Upland Invasives (Herbicide)                                      Ac.                 $109.00
 2      Control of Upland Invasives (Hand pull and bag)                              Ac.                 $255.00
 3      Control of Aquatic Invasives                                                 Ac.                $1,200.00

Payments shown are per year for up to two years.


Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Herbaceous weed control shall be applied in a
manner to protect the health and vigor of native or desired plant species.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year after year of installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-36
                                               January 2011
                              IRRIGATION SYSTEM, SPRINKLER 442
                                            Acre

Purpose: To efficiently and uniformly apply irrigation water to maintain adequate soil water for optimum
plant growth without causing excessive water loss, erosion, or water quality impairment. This practice also
applies to climate control and/or modification, and/or to apply chemicals or nutrients.

Eligibility is based on irrigation water having been applied in two of the last five years.

Applicability: Applies to the planning, design, and implementation of the overall sprinkler irrigation water
distribution system. This practice pertains to all in-field or in-bed sprinkler components including both
buried and unburied on-bed water distribution piping. It does not include special structures such as
permanently installed main and lateral (submainline) pipelines (conservation practice 430 – Irrigation
Water Conveyance) designed to convey water up to the bed which should be included as separate items on
an EQIP contract, and Pumping Plants (533), which are not eligible for EQIP financial assistance in
conjunction with an Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442).

This practice applies only where a new Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442) is required to enable an
improvement in irrigation water application efficiency and uniformity, which will allow for the
conservation of irrigation water resources and/or the improvement of surface or ground water quality. If
application of Irrigation Water Management (449) will meet these objectives, and the existing irrigation
system is capable of meeting the NRCS Conservation Practice Standard for Irrigation System, Sprinkler
(442), then Irrigation Water Management (449) will be contracted in lieu of other irrigation practices,
including Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442) and Irrigation Water Conveyance (430).


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below, not to exceed $60,000
maximum limit.

No.   Scenario                                                            Unit    Limit    Payment Rate
1     Irrigation System, Sprinkler                                        Acre                $2,380
2     Irrigation System, Sprinkler - Retrofit                             Acre                $ 995


NRCS Conservation Practice 449, Irrigation Water Management, must be included in the Conservation
Plan of Operations for all areas where an Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442) is installed. Where crop
nutrients are applied through the irrigation system, NRCS Conservation Practice 590, Nutrient
Management, must be included in the Conservation Plan of Operations. Similarly, where pesticides are
applied through the irrigation system, NRCS Conservation Practice 595, Pest Management, must be
included in the Conservation Plan of Operations. Financial assistance may be included in an EQIP contract
for practices 590 and 595, provided that these practices are addressing a resource need identified by the
conservation planner. Financial assistance will not be included in an EQIP contract for practice 449 in
areas where an irrigation system is being installed with EQIP financial assistance.


Limitations: Payment limited to Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the
extent necessary to meet the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                           WI Exhibit 5-37
                                                January 2011
                       IRRIGATION SYSTEM, TAILWATER RECOVERY 447
                                        Number

Purpose: This practice may be applied as part of a conservation management system to support the
conservation of irrigation water supplies or to improve offsite water quality.


Applicability: Tailwater recovery systems are suitable for use on lands and facilities that are served by a
properly designed and installed irrigation system where recoverable irrigation runoff flows can be
anticipated under current or expected management practices. This practice applies to the planning and
functional design, and implementation of irrigation tailwater recovery systems including, but not limited to,
pickup ditches, sumps, pits, and pipelines. It does not apply to detailed design criteria or construction
specifications for individual structures or components of the recovery system.

Individual structures or components of the recovery system, such as Irrigation Regulating Reservoir (552),
Structure for Water Control (587), and Pumping Plant (533) will be designed and constructed to meet the
appropriate NRCS Standards and Specifications.

Irrigation Regulating Reservoir (552) and Structure for Water Control (587) should not be included as
separate items on an EQIP contract. The costs of these individual structures or components should be
included in the total cost of the Irrigation System, Tailwater Recovery (447).

If a pump is needed, refer to Practice 533, Pumping Plant. Costs for Pumping Plant may be included as a
separate item in an EQIP contract.

Eligibility is based on irrigation water having been applied in two of the last five years.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                              Unit    Limit    Payment Rate
1      Irrigation System, Tailwater Recovery                                 Acre                 $304

Units are per acre of cropland draining into the Tailwater Recovery System.

NRCS Conservation Practices 449, Irrigation Water Management; 590, Nutrient Management; and 595,
Pest Management, must be included in the Conservation Plan of Operations for all cropland that contributes
tailwater to the planned tailwater recovery system. Financial assistance may be included in an EQIP
contract for practices 449, 590 and 595 provided that these practices are addressing a resource need
identified by the conservation planner.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-38
                                                 January 2011
                             IRRIGATION WATER CONVEYANCE 430DD
                                            Feet

Purpose: To make possible proper management of irrigation water, and to reduce water conveyance
losses.


Applicability: All pipelines shall be planned and located to serve as an integral part of an irrigation water
distribution or conveyance system designed to facilitate the conservation use and management of the soil
and water resources on a farm or group of farms. Water supplies, water quality, and rates of irrigation
delivery for the area served by the pipelines shall be sufficient to make irrigation practical for the crops to
be grown and the irrigation water application method to be used.

This practice applies only where new water conveyance pipeline (i.e. that from the water source to the
field) is required to enable the installation of an Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442) or to improve the
Distribution Uniformity (DU) of an existing system.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                              Unit    Limit     Payment Rate
1      Irrigation Water Conveyance, Less than 10 Inch                         Ft.                 $11.00
2      Irrigation Water Conveyance, 10 Inch or More                           Ft.                 $18.50


Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Cost-sharing is limited to the installation of this
practice in conjunction with an Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442).

This practice may not be included in an EQIP contract on the same Farm where this practice has previously
been included in an EQIP contract if any of the fields served by the previously contracted 430DD do not
meet the Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442) Standard. The irrigation system on such fields may be brought
up to the Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442) Standard through the inclusion of either 442 or Irrigation Water
Management (449) in the Conservation Plan of Operations (CPO), to allow the inclusion of additional
430DD in the same CPO.



Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 20 years following installation.




                                                                                               WI Exhibit 5-39
                                                 January 2011
                              IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT 449
                                            Acre


Purpose: This practice may be applied as part of a conservation management system to optimize use of
available water supplies, and/or decrease non-point source pollution of surface and groundwater resources.


Applicability: On all irrigated lands where water is topically applied and the potential exists for excessive
application to adversely affect water quality and/or quantity. This practice applies where the purpose is to
increase the efficiency of irrigation systems, thereby enabling the conservation of irrigation water supplies
or improving the quality and quantity of surface and/or ground water resources.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate of $19.69 per acre, per year, for two years.


Limitations: Payment limited to $4,800 per year for two years. To be eligible for this practice, the
irrigation system must be at least 5 years old and irrigation water must have been applied in two of the last
five years. Three years of participation is required; cost-sharing is limited to two years with one additional
year required without cost-sharing.

Implementation of this practice will be based upon an assessment of the existing irrigation system,
including a catch-can test to determine uniformity [Coefficient of Uniformity (CU) and/or Distribution
Uniformity (DU)], in the first year. If the results of the catch-can test indicate that uniformity is less than
the minimum allowed in the Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442) practice standard [i.e. CU shall not be less
than 85% and DU shall not be less than 76% for center pivot systems or solid set systems for high-value
crops (i.e. cranberries)], then an attempt must be made to improve the uniformity of the system. The
attempt may include changes in pumping plant operation, altering operating pressures, replacing or
repairing conveyance pipeline, replacing nozzles or heads, etc. The catch-can test shall be repeated, in year
two, if upgrades are made to the irrigation system. Attainment of a specific CU or DU value is not required
under this practice. However, a documented attempt to improve uniformity must be made when the initial
test indicates that CU and/or DU values do not meet the requirements of conservation practice standard
442. Catch-can tests are not required where new irrigation systems have been installed to meet NRCS
standards and the application rate and CU/DU are known.

An Irrigation Water Management (IWM) Plan shall be developed, based on the results of the assessment,
and the IWM plan shall be implemented in years 2 and 3. A program such as the Wisconsin Irrigation
Scheduler (WIS) would meet the requirement for an IWM Plan. A program of soil moisture monitoring
and record keeping would also meet the requirement for an IWM plan. Soil moisture monitoring shall
consist of installing tensiometers or Time Domain Transmissivity (TDT) sensors, the use of capacitance or
Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) probes, or some other technology approved by NRCS. For
cranberries, tensiometers or TDT sensors must be installed at a rate of no less than one per 20 acres. For all
crops, record keeping shall consist of the documentation of irrigation events, including date and duration,
and soil moisture monitoring observations (i.e. regular readings from the tensiometer, sensor, or probe, as
appropriate for the crop and technology being used).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 years following installation.

  ONLY ON LANDS WHERE THE PARTICIPANT OR OPERATION HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY
               IMPLEMENTED OR CONTRACTED THIS PRACTICE




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-40
                                                January 2011
                  IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN-WRITTEN 118
                                     Number

Purpose: To develop a site specific Irrigation Water Management Plan-Written for agricultural operations
utilizing irrigation.

Applicability: This practice applies on any agricultural operation in Wisconsin which will benefit from the
development and implementation of an Irrigation Water Management Plan-Written.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates as per applicable scenario as shown in the table below.

 No.    Scenario                                                            Unit     Limit   Payment Rate
 1      Irrigation Water Management Plan-Written1                            No.                $1,397
    1
      Plan development must follow guidelines outlined in Section III of the Wisconsin NRCS eFOTG
    under “Conservation Activity Plans Technical Criteria.”
    http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov/efotg_locator.aspx?map=WI

Limitations: Only Certified Technical Service Providers (TSPs) may be used to provide services for the
development of an Irrigation Water Management Plan-Written.

Practice is not applicable to lands already implementing a current Irrigation Water Management (449) plan.

Contracting of more than one of the following conservation activity plans on the same land unit is
prohibited: Nutrient Management Plan-Written (104), Forest Management Plan (106), Irrigation Water
Management Plan-Written (118), Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (122), Agricultural
Energy Management Plan-Landscape (124), and Organic Transition Management Plan (138).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-41
                                               January 2011
                                LINED WATERWAY OR OUTLET 468
                                            Feet

Purpose: To provide for safe disposal of runoff from other conservation structures or from natural
concentrations of flow, without damage by erosion or flooding, where unlined or grassed waterways would
be inadequate. Properly designed linings may also control seepage, piping, and sloughing or slides.


Applicability: This practice applies if the following or similar conditions exist: (1) concentrated runoff is
such that a lining is needed to control erosion; (2) steep grades, wetness, prolonged base flow, seepage, or
piping would cause erosion; (3) the location is such that use by people or animals preclude use of vegetated
waterways or outlet; (4) high-value property or adjacent facilities warrant the extra cost to contain design
runoff in a limited space; (5) soils are highly erosive or other soil or climatic conditions preclude using
vegetation; or (6) installation of nonreinforced concrete or mortared flagstone linings shall be made only on
low shrink-swell soils that are well drained or where subgrade drainage facilities are installed.


Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                            Unit    Limit     Payment Rate
1      Lined Waterway, Rock Lined                                           Ft.                 $31.00
2      Lined Waterway, Concrete Lined                                       Ft.                 $70.00
3      Lined Waterway, Other Liners (erosion mat type)                      Ft.                 $12.00

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-42
                                               January 2011
                                           MANURE TRANSFER 634
                                                 Number

    Purpose: To transfer animal manure (bedding material, spilled feed, process and wash water, wastewater,
    contaminated runoff, leachate, and other residues and fluids associated with animal production) in a manner
    which safeguards the environment. It includes transfer through a hopper, reception structure or tank, pump,
    channel, or conduit to a manure storage facility or vegetated treatment area.

    Applicability: The manure transfer component is part of a planned waste management or comprehensive
    nutrient management system.

    Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                                       Unit    Limit    Payment Rate
1      Manure Reception Tank with Pump Transfer and Pipe                              Each                $29,250
2      Manure Reception Tank with Gravity Transfer and Pipe                           Each                $19,620
3      Piston Pump and Pipe for Manure                                                Each                $18,000
4      Manure Transfer Channel and Pipe (Gravity Transfer)                            Each                $13,050
5      Manhole and Pipe for Manure (Gravity Transfer)                                 Each                $ 5,760
6      Prefabricated (WI-COMM PAL) Septic Tank and Pipe for                           Each                $ 3,465
       Wastewater/Leachate (Gravity Transfer)
7      Prefabricated (WI-COMM PAL) Septic Tank, Pump and Pipe for                     Each                $ 5,645
       Wastewater/Leachate
8      Manhole, Pump, and Pipe for Manure or Wastewater/Leachate                      Each                $12,690
9      Reception Tank, Only for Barnyard Runoff Control Systems or Leachate           Each                $16,770
10    Small Transfer Pipe, Only (less than 8 inch diameter)                Ft.               $ 9.00
11    Large Transfer Pipe, Only (8 inch or larger diameter)                Ft.               $ 36.00
12*   Feed Storage Leachate Collection Trench with HDPE Liner and PE       Ft.               $ 12.00
      Tubing
13* Feed Storage Leachate Collection Trench with HDPE Liner, PE Tubing,    Ft.               $ 16.90
      Pumping Basin, Pump, and PVC Pipe
14* Feed Storage Leachate Collection Trench with Earthen Liner and PE      Ft.               $ 3.95
      tubing
15* Feed Storage Leachate Collection Trench with Earthen Liner, PE tubing, Ft.               $ 8.85
      Pumping Basin, Pump, and PVC Pipe
16    Sand Laden Manure Transfer Channel and Mechanical Cleaner            Each              $54,000
   *PLANNING NOTE: In lieu of Scenarios 12-15, Heavy Use Area Protection (561) Scenario #3 may be
   used with Manure Transfer (634) Scenarios 6, 7, 8 or 9.

    Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
    the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

    Only one manure transfer scenario is allowed per waste stream. There may be several waste streams within
    a system.

    Additional information can be found in the Manure Transfer (634) SUPPLEMENT.

    This practice is not intended to provide a mechanism for the loading of manure spreaders or tankers.

    Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.

        THIS PRACTICE DOES NOT INCLUDE SAND SEPARATION EQUIPMENT OR
                                  FACILITIES


                                                                                                WI Exhibit 5-43
                                                   January 2011
                            MONITORING AND EVALUATION 799
                                         Site


This space reserved for future development of Monitoring and Evaluation (799) scenarios for the
Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI).




                                                                                    WI Exhibit 5-44
                                           January 2011
                                             MULCHING 484
                                                 Acre

Purpose: To conserve moisture, prevent surface compaction or crusting, reduce runoff and erosion,
control weeds, and help establish plant cover.

Applicability: On critical areas; as part of establishing vegetation on a constructed practice.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.

No. Scenario                                                               Unit      Limit Payment Rate
1      Erosion Control Blanket1                                          Sq. Yd.                    $2.25
2      Erosion Control Netting1                                          Sq. Yd.                    $1.80
1
  Biodegradable erosion control blankets or netting will be used for projects within or adjacent to fish and
wildlife habitat.
Straw mulching is included as part of Practice 342, Critical Area Planting or as part of seeding included in
other practices, and is not available as a separate scenario.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent required by the
engineering design.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 1 year.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-45
                                                January 2011
                                     NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT 590
                                               Acre

Purpose: This practice may be applied as part of a conservation management system to support one or
more of the following purposes: (1) supply plant nutrients for crop production; (2) minimize entry of
nutrients into surface water; and (3) minimize entry of nutrients into ground water.

Applicability: On lands where plant nutrients are applied.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below. Maximum limit of
$15,000 to any producer or operation per contract or group of contracts obligated in a single fiscal
year.

No.      Scenario                                                              Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
1        Nutrient Management Livestock1,2                                      Acre                  $11.55
2        Nutrient Management Livestock, N Focus 1,2,3                          Acre                  $15.15
3        Cranberry1,2                                                          Acre                  $10.35
4        Cash Grain or Specialty Crops1,2                                      Acre                   $6.75
5        Cash Grain or Specialty Crops, N Focus 1,2,3                          Acre                  $10.35
6        Nutrient Management-VRT with existing 590 1,2,4                       Acre                   $5.13
7        Nutrient Management-VRT 1,2,4,5                                       Acre                  $12.93
8        Nutrient Management- Dane MRBI Livestock 1,6                          Acre                  $12.72
9        Nutrient Management-Dane MRBI Cash Grain or Specialty Crops           Acre                   $7.92
         1,6


1
 All participants utilizing any nutrient management scenario on irrigated lands must agree to implement
Irrigation Water Management (449) on those lands. This practice may be contracted with nutrient
management if it is not already being implemented. If Irrigation Water Management (449) is already being
implemented, the participant must agree to continue implementation for the life of the contract and this will
be documented in the conservation plan.
2
 All Organic Initiative participants utilizing any nutrient management scenario must agree to implement
Conservation Crop Rotation (328). Cover Crop (340) must also be implemented after annual crops unless
prohibited by the growing season. These practices may be contracted with nutrient management if they are
not already being implemented. If Conservation Crop Rotation (328) and/or Cover (340) are already being
implemented, the participant must agree to continue implementation for the life of the contract and this will
be documented in the conservation plan.
3
 Participants utilizing this scenario must adhere to the following requirements on all fields: No commercial
N applied in fall (except to a growing crop), no manure applied in fall until soil temperatures are less than
50 degrees F, required use of UW Maximum Return To Nitrogen (MRTN) rates for N application, and use
of Pre-sidedress nitrogen test (PSNT) or controlled release N fertilizer.
4
 Participants utilizing this precision agriculture scenario must have access to VRT either through custom
applicators in the area or the ability to acquire appropriate VRT equipment. Payment for this scenario will
only be made upon presentation of documentation of variable application. Site-specific soil sampling
protocol from UWEX A2100 must be followed. No commercial N will be applied in fall (except to a
growing crop).
5
    For lands without an existing 590 plan
6
 Only to be used in the Dane County Mississippi River Basin Initiative project. Phosphorus Index is
required and no single year of the crop rotation for a field will have a PI greater than 12.



                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-46
                                                January 2011
Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Three years participation is required.
Consultants providing nutrient management plans must be CCA, NAICC, or ARPACS certified. Soil tests
must be done according to the UW-Madison, Department of Soil Science soil analytical procedures and soil
test recommendations. Soil test labs approved by Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer
Protection will be considered approved by NRCS for the EQIP program.

Payment may be made after all nutrients for the crop year have been applied according to the 590
plan.

For cranberry production, plant tissue tests shall be conducted in conjunction with soil analysis performed
in accordance with University of Wisconsin approved test procedures and test interpretations. Cranberry
Tissue Testing for Production Beds in North America (A3642), and the University of Wisconsin (or
equivalent) tissue analysis report shall be the basis for nutrient application recommendations. A minimum
of one tissue sample per 5 acres of cranberry beds shall be collected every 4 years and a minimum of one
tissue sample shall be collected per management unit each year.


PRODUCERS CURRENTLY UTILIZING A NITROGEN (N)-BASED 590 PLAN ARE ELIGIBLE
TO APPLY FOR THE APPROPRIATE SCENARIOS, BASED ON THE TYPE OF OPERATION.

PASTURES RECEIVING MECHANICALLY APPLIED MANURE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR
SCENARIO #1 or #2. ALL OTHER PASTURES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SCENARIO #4 or #5.

LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS CURRENTLY UTILIZING A PHOSPHORUS (P)-BASED 590 PLAN
MAY APPLY SCENARIO #6 (VRT).

TSP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED IN ADDITION TO THE PAYMENTS FOR THIS PRACTICE.

  ONLY ON LANDS WHERE THE PARTICIPANT OR OPERATION HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY
               IMPLEMENTED OR CONTRACTED THIS PRACTICE

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year.




                                                                                           WI Exhibit 5-47
                                               January 2011
                         NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN-WRITTEN 104
                                       Number

Purpose: To develop a site specific Nutrient Management Plan-Written for an agricultural operation.

Applicability: This practice applies on any agricultural operation in Wisconsin which will benefit from the
development and implementation of a Nutrient Management Plan-Written.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates as per applicable scenario as shown in the table below.

 No.    Scenario                                                            Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
 1      Nutrient Management Plan-Written, no manure                         No.                   $1,357
 2      Nutrient Management Plan-Written, manure applied                    No.                   $1,519

Plan development must follow guidelines outlined in Section III of the Wisconsin NRCS eFOTG under
“Conservation Activity Plans Technical Criteria.” http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov/efotg_locator.aspx?map=WI

Limitations: Only Certified Technical Service Providers (TSPs) may be used to provide services for the
development of a Nutrient Management Plan-Written.

Practice is not applicable to lands already implementing a current Nutrient Management (590) plan.

Contracting of more than one of the following conservation activity plans on the same land unit is
prohibited: Nutrient Management Plan-Written (104), Forest Management Plan (106), Irrigation Water
Management Plan-Written (118), Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (122), Agricultural
Energy Management Plan-Landscape (124), and Organic Agriculture Transition Plan (138).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-48
                                               January 2011
                                   OBSTRUCTION REMOVAL 500
                                             Acre

Purpose: To safely remove and dispose of unwanted obstructions and materials in order to apply
conservation practices.

Applicability: On land where existing obstructions interfere with planned installation of a conservation
practice.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.   Scenario                                                                Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
1     Clearing Trees                                                          Acre     $1680       $1008.00
2     Clearing Brush                                                          Acre     $1680       $ 504.00
3     Structure Removal                                                       Each     $1680       $1008.00
4     Berm Removal for Waterway                                                Ft.                 $   1.82


Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Obstruction removal is only cost sharable
where necessary to facilitate installation of other conservation practices. Cost-sharing will be based on
the least cost alternative available for the site.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years after practice installation.




                                                                                           WI Exhibit 5-49
                                               January 2011
                        ORGANIC AGRICULTURE TRANSITION PLAN 138
                                        Number

Purpose: To develop a site specific Organic Agriculture Transition Plan (OATP) for agricultural
operations transitioning land to organic production based on criteria established by the USDA National
Organic Program (NOP).

Applicability: This practice applies on any agricultural operation in Wisconsin which will benefit from the
development and implementation of an OATP.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates as per applicable scenario as shown in the table below.

 No.   Scenario                                                          Unit    Limit   Payment Rate
 1     Develop OATP for Organic Operation Transitioning Add'l Land        No.                $1,245
       to Organic1
 2     Develop OATP for Non-Organic Operation Transitioning to            No.                $1,755
       Organic1
   1
     OATP development must follow guidelines outlined in Section III of the Wisconsin NRCS eFOTG
   under “Conservation Activity Plans Technical Criteria.”
   http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov/efotg_locator.aspx?map=WI

Limitations: Only Certified Technical Service Providers (TSPs) may be used to provide services for the
development of OATPs.

Contracting of more than one of the following conservation activity plans on the same land unit is
prohibited: Nutrient Management Plan-Written (104), Forest Management Plan (106), Irrigation Water
Management Plan-Written (118), Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (122), Agricultural
Energy Management Plan-Landscape (124), and Organic Agriculture Transition Plan (138).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-50
                                               January 2011
                             PASTURE AND HAYLAND PLANTING 512
                                           Acre

Purpose: To reduce erosion to produce high quality forage, to adjust land use and to improve water
quality.


Applicability: On existing pasture and hayland or on land that is converted to forage from other uses.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                                Unit    Limit     Payment Rate
1      Cool Season Grasses and/or Legumes, Cropland                            Acre                 $180.00
2      Cool Season Grasses and/or Legumes, Cropland, Organic                   Acre                 $211.89
3      Warm Season Mix, Cropland                                               Acre                 $330.00
4      Warm Season Mix, Cropland, Organic                                      Acre                 $357.15
5      Cool Season Grasses and/or Legumes into Existing Pasture1               Acre                 $ 63.00
6      Cool Season Grasses and/or Legumes into Existing Pasture,               Acre                 $ 72.25
       Organic1
7      Warm Season Mix, into Existing Pasture                                  Acre                  $206.00
8      Warm Season Mix, into Existing Pasture, Organic                         Acre                  $217.68
1
  Must be interseeded with a drill, does not include frost seeding.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Application of lime and fertilizer to reach
optimum levels, based on a current soil test is required. Soil tests must be done according to the UW-
Madison, Department of Soil Science soil analytical procedures and soil test recommendations. Soil test
labs approved by FSA for CRP (1-WI CRP) will be considered approved by NRCS for the EQIP program.
Labs approved by Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection will be considered approved
by NRCS for the EQIP program.

This practice may be used to convert existing cropland to permanent hayland or pasture, or to convert an
existing continuous grazed pasture in poor condition to a rotationally grazed system. It may NOT be used
to replant an existing continuously grazed pasture in poor condition that will remain in a
continuously grazed system. Prescribed grazing plan is required in these situations.

Organic scenarios only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 5 years following practice installation.




                                                                                           WI Exhibit 5-51
                                               January 2011
                                       PEST MANAGEMENT 595
                                               Acre

Purpose: To develop a pest management program consistent with selected production goals that is
environmentally acceptable.

Applicability: On land where pest control is needed.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.     Scenario                                                                Unit     Limit Payment Rate
1       Cropland, Hayland or Pasture                                            Acre                   $ 7.40
2       Cropland, Hayland or Pasture, Organic                                   Acre                   $ 9.68
3       Cropland or Hayland, Variable Rate Technology (VRT)2                    Acre                  $ 10.10
4       Cropland or Hayland, Variable Rate Technology (VRT),                    Acre                  $ 12.38
        Organic2
5       Specialty Crop – Cranberry                                              Acre                  $ 30.00
6       Specialty Crop – Cranberry, Organic                                     Acre                  $ 39.00
7       Specialty Crop Orchard1                                                 Acre                  $222.00
8       Specialty Crop Orchard, Organic1                                        Acre                  $237.26
1
  Orchards are defined as: apples and cherries. Flat rate for this practice is provided for components
contained within the 595 Pest Management Plan including scouting and monitoring for insect pests,
diseases, and weeds, record keeping, training, installation of weather monitoring, equipment calibration
training, and spray card coverage pattern assessment. All items must be implemented according to the
NRCS approved Pest Management strategy by the end of the EQIP contract. Failure to implement all items
may result in termination of the contract, and recovery of all funds paid, liquidated damages, and interest
charges. If the activities listed above are already being implemented, participants utilizing this scenario
must then include the use of reduced-risk pesticides, biologically based pest control, and/or cultural control.
All items must be implemented according to the NRCS approved Pest Management strategy by the end of
the EQIP contract. Failure to implement all items may result in termination of the contract, and recovery of
all funds paid, liquidated damages, and interest charges.
2
  Participants utilizing this precision agriculture scenario must have access to VRT either through custom
applicators in the area or the ability to acquire appropriate VRT equipment. Payment for this scenario will
only be made upon presentation of documentation of custom application or the acquisition of VRT
equipment AFTER contract approval.

Limitations: Payment is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet the
resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Three years participation is required, payments
limited to three years. Consultants providing pest management plans must be CCA, NAICC, or ARPACS
certified.

Payment may be made after pest management activities for the crop year have been applied
according to the 595 plan.

Organic scenarios only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year.

  ONLY ON LANDS WHERE THE PARTICIPANT OR OPERATION HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY
               IMPLEMENTED OR CONTRACTED THIS PRACTICE




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-52
                                               January 2011
                                              PIPELINE 516
                                                  Feet

Purpose: To convey water from a source of supply to points of use.


Applicability: Where conveyance of water in a closed conduit is desirable or necessary to conduct water
from one point to another, to conserve the supply, or for reasons of sanitation.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                           Unit      Limit    Payment Rate
1      Pipeline, Seasonal, Above Ground                                    Ft.                  $0.38
2      Pipeline, Year-Round Use, Buried                                    Ft.                  $2.50
3      Pipeline, Seasonal, Plowed In                                       Ft.                  $0.63

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet the
resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Practice is limited to use in prescribed grazing
management livestock watering systems only.



Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 20 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-53
                                               January 2011
                                     PRESCRIBED BURNING 338
                                              Acre

Purpose: To prepare sites for planting and as a tool to establish and manage a desired wildlife habitat.

Applicability: Used in native grassland plantings, prairie or savanna/barrens establishment, restoration,
and management, as well as other wildlife areas.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown below.

 No.    Scenario                                                                   Unit    Limit    Payment Rate
 1      Contract Burn, Less than 60 Acres                                          Ac.                $ 129.00
 2      Contract Burn, 60 Acres or more                                            Ac.                $ 62.00
 3      Contract Burn, >30% Slope                                                  Ac.                $ 393.00

Note: May be used in conjunction with practices 394, 327, 386, 612, 644, & 645.

Up to two (2) burns may be contracted, if called for by the conservation plan.

Payment rates include development of burn plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year after year of installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-54
                                               January 2011
                                      PRESCRIBED GRAZING 528
                                               Acre

Purpose: To: (1) prolong the life of desirable forage species; (2) maintain or improve the quality and
quantity of forage; (3) provide soil protection and reduce water loss; and (4) improve water quality.


Applicability: On all annually planted crop land or land in a rotation of annual crops and hay being
converted to pasture, existing pasture, or hayland.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                           Unit      Limit    Payment Rate
1      Low Management (Livestock moved every 4-7 days)                     Acre                 $22.00
2      High Management (Livestock moved every 1-3 days)                    Acre                 $33.00

Payments shown are per year for three years.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

The grazing management component will require a grazing management plan as specified in the Prescribed
Grazing Standard (528). Prescribed Grazing is defined as a rest/rotational grazing system with no more
than 7 days on each paddock.

There must be a minimum of one-half animal unit per acre of land being offered in EQIP in order to be
eligible, unless a forage/animal balance justifies a lower stocking rate. In no situation shall the stocking
rate exceed 1.5 animal units per acre. The intent of the payment is to balance the available forage with the
livestock herd. For example, for a herd of 60 animal units (1000 lb animals) the number of acres contracted
should be in the range of 40–120 acres. Planning more than 120 acres needs to be justified by a low forage
production potential of the land and anything less than 40 acres (more than 1.5 animal units per acre) is not
eligible.

All facilitating practices may be cost shared separately.

Conservation Crop Rotation (328) may NOT be offered in combination with this practice. Prescribed
Grazing and Conservation Crop Rotation (328) may NOT be offered on the same land either concurrently
on the same or separate contracts, or on subsequent contracts with one practice following the other, either
with the same owner or the same operator as the previous contract.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for 1 year after practice installation.


  ONLY ON LANDS WHERE THE PARTICIPANT OR OPERATION HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY
               IMPLEMENTED OR CONTRACTED THIS PRACTICE




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-55
                                                January 2011
                                          PUMPING PLANT 533
                                               Number

Purpose: To provide a disposal facility for water management.


Applicability: This practice applies to provide a water supply for irrigation. This practice applies only in
conjunction with a Tailwater Recovery System (447) and can only be included in a contract in conjunction
with a Tailwater Recovery System (447).

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                            Unit     Limit    Payment Rate
1      Pumping Plant                                                       Each                 $19,750


Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Cost-sharing is limited to the installation of this
practice in conjunction with an Irrigation Tailwater Recovery System (447).


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-56
                                                January 2011
                               RESIDUE MANAGEMENT, NO TILL 329
                                            Acre

Purpose: To reduce soil erosion; help maintain or develop good soil quality, efficient moisture use, and
water quality; and provide food and cover for wildlife.


Applicability: On all cropland or on other lands where vegetation is to be established or reestablished, and
where adequate plant residues are produced. This practice applies to rotations that include fallow periods
as well as systems of annual cropping.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate of $23.50 per acre, per year for up to 3 years.

Limitations: Payment limited to $1500 per year for up to 3 years. The payment limitation applies to
all farms the applicant (or applicants) owns or operates either individually or as part of an entity.
Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet the resource
concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Required tillage degree of soil disturbance and residue to be
maintained after planting will be specified in the conservation plan. Payments limited to 3 years. Three
years participation is required. The practice must be maintained on the same fields for all years of the
contract, where compatible with the crop rotation. Application of lime and fertilizer to reach optimum
levels, based on a current soil test is required. Soil tests must be done according to the UW-Madison,
Department of Soil Science soil analytical procedures and soil test recommendations. Soil test labs
approved by FSA for CRP (1-WI CRP) will be considered approved by NRCS for the EQIP program.
After implementation of ATCP 50.50, labs approved by Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer
Protection will be considered approved by NRCS for the EQIP program.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year following final year of payment.



  ONLY ON LANDS WHERE THE PARTICIPANT OR OPERATION HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY
               IMPLEMENTED OR CONTRACTED THIS PRACTICE




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-57
                                               January 2011
                                  RIPARIAN FOREST BUFFER 391
                                             Acre

Purpose: To improve water quality by reducing amounts of sediment, organic matter, nutrients, pesticides,
and other pollutants in surface runoff and reducing the amounts of nutrients and other chemicals in shallow
groundwater.

Applicability: This practice applies to areas adjacent to permanent or intermittent streams, drainage
ditches, wetlands, and lakes where it is desired to have woody vegetation for the improvement of water
quality and riparian stability, and to improve fish and wildlife habitat.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown below.

 No.    Scenario                                                                     Unit     Limit      Payment Rate
 1      Riparian Forest Buffer                                                       Ac.                    $480.00
 2      Riparian Forest Buffer, Organic                                              Ac.                    $532.00

Limitations: This practice does not apply to the treatment of conditions where high levels of pollutants
can be anticipated such as animal feed lots, feed storage areas, and milking center waste areas. For these
types of situations refer to Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office Technical Guide
Section IV (FOTG), Standard 635, Wastewater Treatment Strip. This practice does not apply where
soil loss is above “T” within 300 feet of the riparian forest buffer.

Organic scenario only available in EQIP Organic Initiative sign-up. Land must be certified organic or
transitioning to organic.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years after year of installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-58
                                               January 2011
                                   ROOF RUNOFF STRUCTURE 558
                                            Number

Purpose: To prevent roof runoff water from flowing across concentrated waste areas, barnyards, roads and
alleys, and to reduce pollution and erosion, improve water quality, prevent barnyard flooding, improve
drainage, and protect the environment.


Applicability: This practice applies where: (1) a roof runoff management facility is included in an overall
plan for a waste management system; (2) roof runoff needs to be diverted away from structures or
contaminated areas (3) there is a need to collect, control, and transport runoff from roofs to a stable outlet.
The practice does not apply to roof runoff facilities in urban areas.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                             Unit      Limit    Payment Rate
1      Gutters                                                               Ft.                  $10.80
2      Gutters with new fascia                                               Ft.                  $12.60
3      Gutters with lateral and/or snow support                              Ft.                  $12.60
4      Gutters with new fascia, plus lateral and/or snow support             Ft.                  $14.40
5      Ground Gutters                                                        Ft.                  $ 7.20

For Underground Outlet, if needed, refer to Practice 620, Underground Outlet and add to the contract as a
separate item.

Limitations: Only building roof areas that contribute clean water runoff to an area of livestock
concentration are eligible. Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent
necessary to meet the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan and as specified in NRCS
approved construction plan.

Payment rates for Scenarios 1-4 include downspouts. Lengths of downspouts are not to be added to the
length of gutters needed.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-59
                                                January 2011
                      SEASONAL HIGH TUNNEL SYSTEM FOR CROPS 798
                                       Sq. Feet

Purpose: To extend the crop growing season, improve plant quality, improve soil quality, and improve
water quality from reduced nutrient and pesticide transport.

Applicability: This practice applies to existing cultivated cropland where extension of growing season is
needed due to climate conditions and where crops have been and will be grown in the natural soil profile.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.   Scenario                                                           Unit      Limit     Payment Rate
1     Seasonal High Tunnel System for Crops                              Sq. Ft.   2,178        $2.23
                                                                                   sq. ft.

Limitations:
   • Limited in area to five percent of one acre (2,178 sq. ft.).
   • Payment is not made until structure is constructed and plastic cover is installed.
   • Crops shall be planted directly into the soil underlying the high tunnel system or into raised beds
        composed primarily of soil found on site. Plants shall not be grown in pots, on racks, in beds of
        growing media imported to the site or utilizing hydroponics during the 4 year life span of the
        practice.
   • The practice does not include greenhouses or low tunnel systems that may cover single crop
        rows.
   • The seasonal tunnel structure must be planned, designed, and constructed in accordance with
        manufacturer’s recommendation. The tunnel frame must be constructed of metal, wood, or
        durable plastic; and be at least 6 feet in height.
   • Seasonal tunnel structures shall be selected and applied over the crop area. The material shall be
        of a significant thickness to withstand the temperature modification for the period required. As a
        minimum, a 6-mil greenhouse-grade, UV resistant polyethylene cover will be used.
   • The participant will be responsible to decide if the plastic will be removed in the “snow season”.
        Regardless of the decision to seasonally remove the plastic, each participant is liable to repair
        and/or replace plastic damaged from wind, snow or other normal weather related occurrences for
        the a 4-year life span of the structure.
   • Participant agrees to supply information listed in NB 190-10-10
        http://directives.sc.egov.usda.gov/viewerFS.aspx?hid=26100
   • An operation and maintenance (O&M) plan must be prepared and reviewed with the landowner or
        operator responsible for the application of the practice. The O&M plan shall provide specific
        instruction for proper operation and maintenance of each component of this practice and shall
        detail the level of repairs needed to maintain the effectiveness and useful life of the practice.
   • The high tunnel cover shall be periodically inspected and shall be reinstalled or repaired as
        necessary to accomplish the intended purpose for the 4 year lifespan of the practice. The tears and
        punctures to the roof and side walls shall be repaired or the cover replaced as necessary to allow
        the structure to retain sufficient heat during the early and late growing season period and to
        provide sufficient structural integrity to withstand strong winds.
   • Passive ventilation systems (side curtains, ridge vents etc.) shall be adjusted as necessary to
        maintain an appropriate growing environment in the high tunnel system. Irrigation systems shall
        be installed as needed in the high tunnel system to meet the growth habits and water consumption
        requirements of the planned crops.
   • To maintain soil condition within the high tunnel system the practice may be moved annually to a
        new location (if designed by manufacturer to allow movement) or the use of cover crops, mulches
        or other soil building practices shall be utilized to maintain soil condition.
   • Access to the high tunnel system shall be restricted as necessary to prevent children, pets and
        animals from entering the production area during hazardous periods such as high heat conditions
        or when applying pesticides.

                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-60
                                               January 2011
    •   The use of shade cloth or other materials shall be applied to the high tunnel structure as necessary
        to reduce the intensity of mid-summer sunlight.
    •   Runoff created by the construction of the high tunnel system shall be directed to a stable outlet.
        High tunnel systems shall not be placed in areas where flooding or areas of concentrated flow can
        be expected to occur.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 4 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-61
                                               January 2011
                                          SEDIMENT BASIN 350
                                               Number

Purpose: To preserve the capacity of reservoirs, ditches, canals, diversions, waterways, and streams; to
prevent undesirable deposition on bottom lands and developed areas; to trap sediment originating from
construction sites; and to reduce or abate pollution by providing basins for deposition and storage of silt,
sand, gravel, stone, agricultural wastes, and other detritus.


Applicability: This practice applies where physical conditions or land ownership preclude treatment of a
sediment source by the installation of erosion-control measures to keep soil and other material in place or
where a sediment basin offers the most practical solution to the problem. This practice also applies to
sediment basins used as a component of a waste management system.


Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below. Payment rates for
Animal Waste Sediment Basins may not exceed a $10,000 maximum limit per basin.


No.    Scenario                                                            Unit       Limit    Payment Rate
1      Sediment Basin, Livestock Area, 0 up to a 2 ft. Wall and Fence        Ft.                  $36.00
2      Sediment Basin, Livestock Area, 2 ft. or more up to a 4 ft. Wall      Ft.                  $54.00
3      Sediment Basin, Livestock Area, 4 ft. wall or more                    Ft.                  $76.50
4      Permanent Sediment Basin, Non-Livestock Area, Earthen, DA            Each                  $3610
       less than 20 Acres
5      Permanent Sediment Basin, Non-Livestock Area, Earthen, DA             Each                   $5,795
       20 Acres, or More

For off-lot sediment basins with a ramp, the length of the ramp (one side of the ramp) is added to the full
height wall measurements to arrive at the total wall length to estimate payment amounts.

Use technical information from 342 Critical Area Planting for seeding and 484 Mulching for straw mulch
erosion protection. These should NOT be included as separate items on the contract, the costs for
these items are already factored into the Average Costs.

If other than straw mulch is needed, Practice 484 Mulch may be contracted as a separate item. Practice 500
Obstruction Removal and Practice 606 Subsurface Drain may be added as separate contract items, as
needed.

Contract any floor installation beyond the Sediment Basin 350 wall footing separately under Practice 561
Heavy Use Area Protection.

If needed, clearing may be contracted separately under Practice 500 Obstruction Removal.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 20 years following installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-62
                                                January 2011
                                     SINKHOLE TREATMENT 527
                                             Number

Purpose: Installation of sinkhole treatment measures are to prevent or reduce groundwater pollution from
chemicals, animal waste, or sediment by diverting, controlling, or eliminating surface water inflow to open
crevices or sinkholes.

Applicability: This practice applies to areas where soils and bedrock are susceptible to subsidence and
crevice and sinkhole development and where surface water runoff discharges into crevices or sinkholes
from eroding areas; impervious areas (such as parking lots); feedlots (or water that transverses feedlots)
which contain excessive amounts of nutrients or organic matter; or from areas on which chemicals,
fertilizers, and animal waste have been applied.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below, not to exceed $2,500 per
sinkhole treatment.


No.    Scenario                                                             Unit     Limit    Payment Rate
1      Sinkhole Treatment, Vertically Oriented Opening Into Bedrock          Ft.                 $211.00
2      Sinkhole Treatment, Horizontal Opening Into Bedrock                   Ft.                $ 17.73

NOTE: VERTICALLY ORIENTED OPENING RATES ARE PER FOOT OF DEPTH. HORIZONTAL
OPENINGS ARE PER FOOT OF LENGTH.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-63
                                                January 2011
                       SOLID/LIQUID WASTE SEPARATION FACILITY 632
                                        Number

Purpose: To partition solids, liquids, and their associated nutrients as part of a planned agricultural waste
management system to improve or protect air quality (odors, ammonia, or methane); or improve or protect
water quality; or improve or protect animal health (stress and mortality).


Applicability: This practice applies where solid/liquid separation will: (1) remove solids from the liquid
waste stream as a primary treatment process and allow further treatment; (2) allow partly digested feed to
be separated from the liquid waste for use as a feed supplement or bedding; (3) reduce problems associated
with solids accumulation in liquid storage facilities; (4) reduce solids in stored liquids so liquids can be
recycled for other uses; and (5) assist with the partitioning of nutrients in the waste stream to improve
nutrient management.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate set at $74,750.

Manure Transfer may be included as a separate contract item, if needed.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. All manure/wastes on the farm must be applied
to the land according to a nutrient management plan meeting NRCS Standard 590. Landowner is
responsible for obtaining all necessary permits prior to construction. The producer must have an
implemented Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) prior to receiving payment for
this practice.

Additional requirements contained in the EQIP WASTE MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST.

APPLICANTS REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THIS SCENARIO MUST BE
DETERMINED TO MEET THE CONDITIONS OF THIS STANDARD BY THE AREA
ENGINEER PRIOR TO APPLICATION RANKING.


    THIS PRACTICE DOES NOT INCLUDE SAND SEPARATION EQUIPMENT OR
                              FACILITIES



Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-64
                                                January 2011
                                     SPRING DEVELOPMENT 574
                                             Number

Purpose: To improve the distribution of water or to increase the quantity of drinking water for livestock.

Applicability: Development shall be confined to springs or seepage areas that can furnish a dependable
supply of suitable water during the period or periods of use. The need for and feasibility of protection from
flooding, sedimentation, and contamination shall be considered in determining the suitability of a site for
development.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate set at $4,050 per development.

A tank (Watering Facility) and Heavy Use Area Protection may be contracted as separate items.

Limitations: Financial assistance is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary
to meet the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Landowner is responsible for obtaining
all necessary permits prior to construction.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for 20 years after installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-65
                                               January 2011
                                        STREAM CROSSING 578
                                              Number

Purpose: To provide a stabilized area or structure constructed across a stream to provide a travel way for
livestock, equipment, or farm vehicles to reduce sediment, nutrient, organic loading of the stream; reduce
streambank and streambed erosion; or provide access to another land unit.

Applicability: Where an intermittent or perennial watercourse exists and a ford or culvert type crossing is
desired for livestock, equipment, or farm vehicles.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                            Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
1      Stone Surfaced Crossing                                             Sq.Ft.                $2.24
2      Paved Surface                                                       Sq.Ft.                $4.28
3      Culvert, Less than 25 Inch Diameter, Single Tube, and                Ft.                  $46.50
       Surfacing
4      Culvert, Less than 25 Inch Diameter, Multi-Tube, and Surfacing        Ft.                  $67.00
5      Culvert, 25 Inch or More Diameter, Single Tube, and Surfacing         Ft.                  $62.00
6      Culvert, 25 Inch or More Diameter, Multi-Tube, and Surfacing          Ft.                  $98.00

Approach ramps are part of the stream crossing, and should not be contracted under another
practice.

Stream crossings are measured per square foot of crossing area.

Culverts are measured per linear foot of culvert installed. The length of only one culvert should be
included in the length total, regardless of how many culverts are being installed.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Cost-sharing for surfacing material will be
limited to the least cost alternative that will remain stable under the design condition. Landowner is
responsible for obtaining necessary permits prior to start of construction.

Road ditches are not eligible for Stream Crossing (578).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-66
                                               January 2011
                       STREAMBANK AND SHORELINE PROTECTION 580
                                        Feet

Purpose: To stabilize or protect banks of streams, lakes, estuaries, or excavated channels for one or more
of the following purposes: (1) to prevent the loss of land or damage to utilities, roads, buildings, or other
facilities adjacent to the banks; (2) to maintain the capacity of the channel; (3) to control channel meander
that would adversely affect downstream facilities; (4) to reduce sediment loads causing downstream
damages and pollution; or (5) to improve the stream as habitat for fish and wildlife.

Applicability: This practice applies to natural or excavated channels where the streambanks are
susceptible to erosion from the action of water, ice, or debris. It also applies to controlling erosion on
shorelines where the problem can be solved with relatively simple structural measures in combination with
vegetation, or upland erosion control practices and where failure of structural measures will not create a
hazard to life or result in serious damage to property.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown below.

No.   Scenario                                                               Unit      Limit     Payment Rate
1     Streambank, Average Bank Height <4’, Partial Height Rock                Ft.                   $14.20
      Riprap
2     Streambank, Average Bank Height 4-7’, Partial Height Rock                Ft.                   $23.65
      Riprap
3     Streambank, Average Bank Height 4-7’, Partial Height Rock                Ft.                   $29.05
      Riprap with Spoil Removal from the Floodplain Area
4     Streambank, Average Bank Height 4-7’, Full Height Rock Riprap            Ft.                   $30.50
5     Streambank, Average Bank Height 7’ or more, Partial Height               Ft.                   $32.30
      Rock Riprap
6     Streambank, Average Bank Height 7’ or more, Partial Height               Ft.                   $40.70
      Rock Riprap with Spoil Removal from the Floodplain Area
7     Streambank, Average Bank Height 7’ or more, Full Height Rock             Ft.                   $45.40
      Riprap
8     Lakeshore Rock Riprap                                                    Ft.                   $49.45
9     Lakeshore Bioengineering                                                 Ft.                   $18.00


Use technical information from 342 Critical Area Planting for seeding and 484 Mulching for straw mulch
erosion protection. These should NOT be included as separate items on the contract, the costs for
these items are already factored into the Average Costs.

If other than straw mulch is needed, Practice 484 Mulch may be contracted as a separate item. Practice 500
Obstruction Removal may be added as a separate contract item, as needed.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Landowner is responsible for obtaining
necessary permits prior to start of construction.

Rip-rap will only be used to protect actively eroding stream banks.

Practice 342 Critical Area Planting (Scenarios 7-10) may be added as a separate item upstream and
downstream where only shaping above the bank zone is planned.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 20 years following installation.

                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-67
                                                January 2011
                    STREAM HABITAT IMPROVEMENT & MANAGEMENT 395
                                        Feet


Purpose: To improve habitat for desired aquatic species.

Applicability: In streams where existing habitat limits the production of the desired species.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario, as shown below.

 No.      Scenario                                                                     Unit      Limit    Payment Rate
 1
          Installation of Wood Debris dams, or structures1                              Ft.                   $4.65
  2       Installation of Structures such as vortex weirs, turtle hibernacula, cross   No.                   $485.00
          channel logs, escape logs, root wads, rock deflectors, log deflectors,
          boulder retards (2 sets of 5), brush bundles, backwater refuges, stream
          barbs, etc
  3
          Installation of Fish Structure (i.e. Lunker) 2                                No.                 $216.00
1
  Quantity calculated by length of stream where installed
2
  Includes rock

Limitations: EQIP financial assistance is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent
necessary to meet the resource concerns addressed by the planning objectives. A detailed plan must be
approved by NRCS.

Rip-rap will only be used to protect actively eroding stream banks.

An “As Built” plan must be completed at the end of construction and maintained with the original contract
file.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 5 years after year of installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-68
                                                 January 2011
                                          STRIPCROPPING 585
                                                Acre

Purpose: To reduce erosion from water and transport of sediment and contaminants, reduce soil erosion
due to wind, protect growing crops from damage by windborne soil particles.


Applicability: On sloping cropland and certain wildlife land where the topography is uniform enough that
tilling and harvesting on the contour can be done practically; and where it is an essential part of a cropping
system to effectively reduce soil and water losses. On land susceptible to wind erosion and on fields
needing protection against damage to crops by wind and moving soil.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate of $22.00 per acre.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to the installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to
meet the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. (Contour Farming (330) and Contour
Buffer Strips (332) may NOT be cost shared separately).


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for 5 years following installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-69
                                                January 2011
                                        SUBSURFACE DRAIN 606
                                                Feet

Purpose: The purpose of subsurface drainage is to: (1) improve the soil environment for vegetative
growth, reduce erosion, and improve water quality by: a. regulating the water table and ground water flows,
b. intercepting and preventing water movement into a wet area, c. relieving artesian pressures, d. removing
surface runoff, e. leaching of saline and sodic soils, f. serving as an outlet for other subsurface drains, and
g. regulating subirrigated areas or waste disposal areas; (2) collect ground water for beneficial uses; (3)
remove water from heavy use areas.


Applicability: This practice applies to: (1) areas having a high water table where the benefits of lowering
the water table or controlling ground water or surface runoff justify installing such a system; (2) to areas
suitable for the intended use after installation of required drainage and other conservation practices where
soil shall have enough depth and permeability to permit installation of an effective and economically
feasible system, and the ability to drain and treat saline and sodic soils shall be considered where this is a
problem; and (3) in areas where an outlet is available, either by gravity flow or by pumping, the outlet shall
be adequate for the quantity and quality of effluent to be discharged, consideration shall be given to
possible damages above or below the point of discharge that might involve legal actions under state or local
laws, consideration shall also be given to maintaining or enhancing environmental values.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                             Unit      Limit     Payment Rate
1      4 Inch Tile                                                           Ft.                   $2.03
2      5 Inch Tile                                                           Ft.                   $2.44
3      6 Inch Tile                                                           Ft.                   $3.04

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Installation of subsurface drains shall not drain
or have any adverse effect on the hydrology of wetlands and farmed wetlands.

Subsurface drainage is only available when needed to support installation/maintenance of other
conservation practices.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for 20 years after installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-70
                                                January 2011
                                              TERRACE 600
                                                 Feet

Purpose: To: (1) reduce slope length, (2) reduce erosion, (3) reduce sediment content in runoff water, (4)
improve water quality, (5) intercept and conduct surface runoff at a nonerosive velocity to a stable outlet,
(6) prevent gully development (9) reduce flooding.


Applicability: This standard applies where: (1) water erosion is a problem, (2) there is a need to conserve
water, (3) the soils and topography are such that terraces can be constructed and farmed with reasonable
effort, (4) a suitable outlet can be provided, or (5) runoff and sediment can damage land or improvements
downstream or impair water quality.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                            Unit     Limit    Payment Rate
1      Terrace, Gradient                                                    Ft.                 $3.00
2      Terrace, Storage                                                     Ft.                 $4.50

Practice 620 Underground Outlet or Practice 412 Grassed Waterway for terrace outlets may be contracted
separately, as needed.

Use technical information from 342 Critical Area Planting for seeding. Critical Area Planting is already
factored into the payment rate, and should NOT be contracted separately.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-71
                                               January 2011
                                           TREE/SHRUB ESTABLISHMENT 612
                                                       Acre

       Purpose: To establish or reinforce a stand of trees to conserve soil and moisture; protect a watershed.

       Applicability: In open fields, in understocked woodland, beneath less desirable tree species, or on other areas suited
       for producing wood crops; where erosion control or watershed protection is needed; and where greater natural beauty is
       wanted.

       In forested settings, a forest management plan must be developed prior to practice implementation. The plan
       must specifically state that this practice is needed to address a resource concern.

       Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.
      No.     Scenario                                                                      Unit        Limit      Payment Rate
      1       Tree/Shrub Establishment, Softwoods, Machine Planting                      Acre                         $233.00
      2       Tree/Shrub Establishment, Softwoods, Machine Planting, with Tree           Acre                         $503.00
              Shelters
      3       Tree/Shrub Establishment, Hardwoods, Machine Planting                      Acre                         $402.00
      4       Tree/Shrub Establishment, Hardwoods, Machine Planting, with Tree           Acre                         $672.00
              Shelters
      5       Tree/Shrub Establishment, Hand Planting Hardwoods or Softwoods             Acre                         $553.00
      6       Tree/Shrub Establishment, Hand Planting Hardwoods or Softwoods             Acre                         $823.00
              with Tree Shelters
      7       Tree/Shrub Establishment, Direct Seeding                                   Acre                         $110.00
      8       Shrub Establishment, Machine Planting Pollinator Species1                  Acre                         $785.00
       Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to the installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet the
       resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. For EQIP, primary purpose of establishment must be to address
       identified resource concerns, not establishment of commercial timber or replanting of harvested forests. Payment rates
       include planting stock and planting costs. Payment is limited to the following species unless prior approval is received
       from a NRCS/DNR forester: Trees: Balsam Fir; Basswood; Black Cherry; Butternut; Cedar-Northern White; Bigtooth
       Aspen; Maple-Sugar, Silver or Red; Oak- Red, White, Swamp White, or Bur; Pine- Jack, Red(Norway) or White;
       Quaking Aspen, American Beech; Spruce- Black or White; Tamarack; Walnut-Black; Shrubs: Arrowwood; Gray
       Dogwood; Hazelnut; Mixed Crab; Thornapple; Juneberry (Serviceberry); and shrubs in the table below.

       Ash species will be limited to 10% or less of new plantings. No ash will be planted in the following quarantined
       counties: Brown, Vernon, Crawford, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine
       and Kenosha.


1
   Shrub Planting Pollinators scenario MUST include at least one species from each of the three groups below, with a minimum of
                         20 % from each group. Shrub plantings shall be a minimum of 600 shrubs per acre.
                    Group 1                                       Group 2                                   Group 3
Cornus anomum-Silky Dogwood (1,2)              Cornus anomum-Silky Dogwood (1,2)            Amorpha canescens-Leadplant
Cornus sericea-Red Osier Dogwood (1,2,3)       Cornus sericea-Red Osier Dogwood (1,2,3)     Cornus sericea Red Osier Dogwood
                                                                                            (1,2,3)
Ilex verticillata-Winterberry (1,2)            Ilex verticillata-Winterberry (1,2)
Amelanchier arborea-Serviceberry (2,3)         Physocarpus opulifolius-Ninebark (1,2)
Physocarpus opulifolius-Ninebark (1,2)         Spirea alba-Meadowsweet (1,2)                Spirea alba-Meadowsweet (1,2)
Prunus americana-Wild Plum (2,3)               Spirea tomentosa-Steeplebush (1,2)           Spirea tomentosa-Steeplebush (1,2)
Prunus virginiana-Choke cherry (1,2,3)         Vibernum lentago-Nannyberry (1,2,3)
Vibernum opulus -Highbush cranberry (1,2)      Sambucus nigra v canadensis-Elderberry       Sambucus nigra v canadensis-
                                               (1,2)                                        Elderberry (1,2)
Vibernum lentago-Nannyberry (1,2,3)            Vibernum opulus-Highbush cranberry (1,2)     Ceanothus americanus-New Jersey Tea
                                                                                            (2,3)
                                               Amorpha canescens-Leadplant (3)
                                               Ceanothus americanus-New Jersey Tea
                                               (2,3)
Numbers in parenthesis indicate soil moisture regimes: 1 = Wet, 2 = Medium, 3 = Dry

       Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following date of installation.


                                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-72
                                                           January 2011
THIS PRACTICE IS INTENDED FOR CONVERTING EXISTING CROPLAND OR PASTURE TO TREES,
OR TO REPLACE AREAS DAMAGED BY DISEASE OR FIRE, OR TO RESTOCK AREAS WITH
UNDESIRABLE TREES WITH PREFERRED SPECIES. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLANT TREES ON
HARVESTED FORESTS.




                                                                    WI Exhibit 5-73
                                   January 2011
                                       TREE/SHRUB PRUNING 660
                                                Acre

Purpose: To reduce the potential of damage from pests, diseases, and wildfire.

Applicability: (1) Forest land at high risk for disease, insect infestation or wildfire. (2) Forest land with
existing insect or disease infestations.

A forest management plan must be developed prior to practice implementation. The plan must
specifically state that this practice is needed to address a resource concern.

Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.

         No.    Scenario                                          Unit    Limit    Payment Rate
          1     Prune to 12’ (stands less than 20 years old)      Acre                  $81.00
          2     Prune to 17’ (stands more than 20 years old)      Acre                 $162.00

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the Forest Management Plan.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                               WI Exhibit 5-74
                                                 January 2011
                                    UNDERGROUND OUTLET 620
                                            Feet

Purpose: To dispose of excess water from terraces, diversions, subsurface drains, surface drains, trickle
tubes or principal spillways from dams (outside the dam area only), roof runoff systems, water and
sediment control basins, or other concentrations without causing damage by erosion or flooding.


Applicability: This practice applies where: (1) excess surface water needs to be disposed of; (2) a buried
outlet is needed for diversions (NRCS standard - 362), terraces (NRCS standard - 600), or similar practices;
(3) an underground outlet can be installed that will safely dispose of excess water; and (4) surface outlets
are impractical because of stability problems, climatic conditions, land use, or equipment traffic.


Payment Schedule: Payment rates per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.   Scenario                                                                Unit    Limit    Payment Rate
1     Underground Outlet, Drop Inlet Pipe, Plastic or Metal, w/PE Tubing       Ft.                 $3.30
2     Underground Outlet, Concrete Channel or Manhole Inlet, Outlet            Ft.                $11.60
      Pipe 8” or Less
3     Underground Outlet, Concrete Channel or Manhole Inlet, Outlet             Ft.                 $15.55
      Pipe More than 8”
4     Underground Outlet, PVC or HDPE Pipe Only                                 Ft.                 $8.90

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 20 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-75
                                               January 2011
                        UPLAND WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT 645
                                          Acre

Purpose: To create, maintain, or enhance habitat suitable for sustaining desired species of upland wildlife.

Applicability: On all lands that are suitable for the construction of a reptile or amphibian hibernaculum
that is planned and needed.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate as shown below.

No. Scenario                                                                     Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
1   Hibernaculum                                                                 Each                  $835.00

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

Other practices may be used in conjunction with 645 to implement this plan within the contract.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year after year of installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-76
                                               January 2011
                                VEGETATED TREATMENT AREA 635
                                            Acre

Purpose: To improve water quality by reducing loading of nutrients, organics, pathogens, and other
contaminants associated with agricultural operations.


Applicability: This practice applies: in areas requiring a vegetated treatment area as part of a waste
management system to treat polluted runoff or waste water when bedrock and/or ground water are more
than two feet below the ground surface.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.


No.    Scenario                                                             Unit      Limit    Payment Rate
1      Overland Flow Filter Strip                                            Ft.                  $15.50
2      Buffer with Spreader                                                 Sq. Ft.               $0.14
3      Buffer with Spreader, Additional Earthfill Thickness (20 %           Sq. Ft.               $0.32
       Fines)

Use technical information from 342 Critical Area Planting for seeding and 484 Mulching for erosion
protection. These should NOT be included as separate items on the contract, the costs for these items
are already factored into the Average Costs.

Fence (382), if needed to exclude livestock, may be contracted separately.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Any components needed to exclude
uncontaminated runoff from entering the animal lot or treatment area and components needed to provide
solid/liquid separation of contaminated runoff must either be in place or be installed in conjunction with the
Vegetated Treatment Area to ensure proper functioning of the practice. Approved costs include:
grading/shaping to meet NRCS approved engineering design; seeding costs based on NRCS approved seed
mix, fencing the treatment area to exclude cattle, and devices to spread flow onto the vegetated treatment
area.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-77
                                                January 2011
                                    WASTE FACILITY COVER 367
                                            Number

Purpose: To cover a waste storage facility for water quality improvement, air quality improvement, or
capture of biogas for energy production.

Applicability: In situations where 1) exclusion of precipitation from an animal waste storage or waste
treatment facility will improve management of an existing or planned system, 2) capture and controlled
release or flaring of emissions from an existing or planned waste storage facility will improve air quality
(either odor or methane), or 3) biotreatment of emissions from an existing or planned waste storage or
treatment facility will improve air quality.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown below, not to exceed maximum limit of
$50,000:

No.    Scenario                                                              Unit          Limit      Payment Rate
1      Flexible Membrane with Gas Collection                                 Sq.Ft.                   $1.27
2      Flexible Membrane with Gas Collection and Flare                       Sq.Ft.                   $1.36

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-78
                                                January 2011
                                  WASTE STORAGE FACILITY 313
                                           Number

Purpose: To temporarily store liquid or solid wastes as part of a pollution-control system to conserve
nutrients and to protect the environment.

Applicability: This practice applies where: (1) the structure is a component of an overall plan prepared
according to NRCS standard for waste management systems; (2) temporary storage is needed for organic
wastes generated by agricultural production or processing; (3) the structure can be located without polluting
air or water resources; and (4) soils and topography are suitable for construction of the structure. Wastes
from sources such as canneries require special design considerations due to the content and volume of the
leachate.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below, not to exceed $100,000
maximum limit.

No.    Scenario                                                             Unit          Limit      Payment Rate
1      Waste Storage-In Place Earth (Table 1 in FOTG Standard)              A.U./Day                 $0.46
2      Waste Storage-Lined (Tables 2, 3, 4 in FOTG Standard)                A.U./Day                 $0.92
3      Waste Storage-Concrete Composite Sloping Walls (Table 5 in           A.U./Day                 $1.70
       FOTG Standard)
4      Waste Storage with Sloping Walls-Concrete w/Waterstop (Table         A.U./Day                 $1.92
       5 in FOTG Standard)
5      Waste Storage with Vertical Walls-Concrete w/Waterstop (Table        A.U./Day                 $2.82
       5) or Glass Lined, Steel Tanks-Above Ground

Example: A facility designed for 200 cows, 150 heifers, and 75 calves has 410 animal units. An in place
earth facility designed for 270 days storage would be eligible for 410 X 270 X $0.46, or $50,922 in FA.

The Manure Transfer system is contracted separately under NRCS Practice Standard 634.

Concrete surfacing for the removal of accumulated solids may be cost shared separately under
Practice 561 Heavy Use Area Protection

Safety Fencing may not be contracted separately.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. All manure/wastes on the farm must be applied
to the land according to a comprehensive nutrient management plan. Landowner is responsible for
obtaining all necessary permits prior to construction. Only one animal waste storage facility may be
contracted per producer during the life of the 2008 Farm Bill. An NRCS-approved Comprehensive
Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) must be written prior to commencing construction of the Waste
Storage Facility (313). All practices identified in the CNMP as being needed must be installed prior
to receiving payment on the Waste Storage Facility, with the exception of Nutrient Management,
which may be done concurrently.

Facilities under buildings are eligible WITH prior consultation with the EQIP Program Mgr. and
State Engineering Staff.

Previously owned and reconstructed above ground tanks are eligible ONLY if a warranty from the
original manufacturer is provided.

Additional requirements contained in the EQIP WASTE MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.


                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-79
                                               January 2011
                                       WASTE TREATMENT 629
                                              Number

Purpose: To use mechanical, chemical, or biological treatment facilities as part of an agricultural waste
management system to improve ground and surface water quality by reducing nutrient content, organic
strength, or pathogen levels of agricultural waste; improve air quality by reducing odors and gaseous
emissions (methane or ammonia); or facilitate desirable waste handling, storage, or land application
alternatives, or manage leachate and contaminated runoff emanating from livestock feed storage areas.

Applicability: This practice applies where the form and characteristics of agricultural waste make it
difficult to manage so as to prevent it from becoming a nuisance or hazard or where changing the form or
composition provides additional utilization alternatives, and where conventional waste management
alternatives are deemed ineffective.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below, not to exceed $100,000.

No.    Scenario                                                        Unit         Limit     Payment Rate
1      Incinerator or Other Treatment Facility1                        Each                   $100,000
2      Subsurface Absorption System (Milking Center Wastewater         Each                   $8,010
       Treatment)
3      Buffer Process (Milking Center Wastewater Treatment)2           Each                   $6,725
4      Concrete Surface (Feed Storage Leachate and Runoff Control)3    Sq. Ft.                $3.61
5      Earth Containment with Asphalt Surface (Feed Storage Leachate   Sq. Ft.                $1.90
       and Runoff Control)
6      Geomembrane containment with Asphalt Surface (Feed Storage      Sq. Ft.                $2.74
       Leachate and Runoff Control)
1
  APPLICANTS REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THIS SCENARIO MUST BE
DETERMINED TO MEET THE CONDITIONS OF THIS STANDARD BY THE AREA
ENGINEER PRIOR TO APPLICATION RANKING. An NRCS-approved Comprehensive Nutrient
Management Plan (CNMP) must be written prior to commencing construction of the Waste
Treatment Practice. All practices identified in the CNMP as being needed must be installed prior to
receiving payment on the Waste Treatment practice, with the exception of Nutrient Management,
which may be done concurrently.
2
  Includes pretreatment tank, dosing tank, transfer pump, piping, distribution system, and vegetated
area.
3
  Concrete surface with options of earth, geomembrane, concrete with waterstop, or soil composite
containment.

Manure Transfer including feed storage leachate collection may be included as a separate contract
item under Practice 634.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. All manure/wastes on the farm must be applied
to the land according to a nutrient management plan meeting NRCS Standard 590. The landowner is
responsible for obtaining all necessary permits prior to construction.

Additional requirements contained in the EQIP WASTE MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-80
                                               January 2011
                            WATER & SEDIMENT CONTROL BASIN 638
                                         Number

Purpose: To improve farmability of sloping land, reduce watercourse and gully erosion, trap sediment,
reduce and manage onsite and downstream runoff, and improve downstream water quality.


Applicability: This practice applies where: (1) the topography is generally irregular; (2) watercourse and
gully erosion are a problem; (3) sheet and rill erosion are controlled by other conservation practices; (4)
runoff and sediment damage land and improvements; (5) soil and site conditions are suitable; and (6)
adequate outlets are available or can be provided.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate set at $5.87 per foot of constructed WASCB.

Practice 620 Underground Outlet may be contracted separately as needed.

Use technical information from 342 Critical Area Planting for seeding and 484 Mulching for erosion
protection. These should NOT be included as separate items on the contract, the costs for these items
are already factored into the Payment Rate.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for lifespan of 10 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-81
                                               January 2011
                                       WATERING FACILITY 614
                                             Number


Purpose: To provide watering facilities for livestock at selected locations that will protect vegetative cover
through proper distribution of grazing or through better grassland management for erosion control.
Another purpose on some sites is to reduce or eliminate the need for livestock to be in streams, which
reduces livestock waste deposited directly into or adjacent to the water body .


Applicability: This practice applies where there is a need for new or improved watering places to permit
the desired level of grassland management, to reduce health hazards for livestock, and to reduce livestock
waste in streams.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.    Scenario                                                            Unit       Limit    Payment Rate
1      Watering Facility, Seasonal Watering Tank                            Each                   $90
2      Watering Facility, Year-round Watering Tank                          Each                  $1188

Practice 561 Heavy Use Area Protection may be contracted separately, as needed.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to the installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to
meet the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 20 years following practice installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-82
                                                January 2011
                                                WELL 642
                                                 Number

Purpose: To supply water requirements of livestock.


Applicability: A well constructed to provide water for livestock. The payment is intended to cover costs
of materials and labor to establish the well according to requirements of NR 812, WI.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate set at $54 per foot of well drilled.

No. Scenario                                                             Unit     Limit Payment Rate
1       Well                                                               Ft     $3,000       $54
2       Well-Arsenic Area1                                                 Ft     $6,000       $54
1
  Only for use in WDNR arsenic special well casing pipe depth area in Outagamie and Winnebago Co.

Practice 382 Fence may be contract separately, as needed, to meet WI NR 812 requirements.

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Well construction must conform to NR-812 WI
Administrative Code. Payment is only authorized for constructing dug or drilled water wells, well pump,
necessary equipment and installation.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 20 years after establishment.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-83
                                               January 2011
                                   WELL DECOMMISSIONING 351
                                            Number

Purpose: To protect groundwater from contamination by inflow of surface water.


Applicability: Where abandoned wells pose a threat to groundwater. Payment is intended to cover costs
of materials and labor to seal abandoned wells according to requirements of NR 812, WI Administrative
Code.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.

No.   Scenario                                                              Unit     Limit     Payment Rate
1     Well Decommissioning, Dug Wells                                        Ft.     $2,000       $26.00
2     Well Decommissioning, Drilled or Driven Wells with Well Pit            Ft.     $2,000        $8.28
3     Well Decommissioning, Drilled or Driven Wells with NO Well Pit         Ft.     $2,000        $7.02

Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Sealing must conform to NR-812 WI
Administrative Code. Payment is only authorized for sealing abandoned hand dug or drilled water wells.
The following types of wells are NOT eligible for payment under this standard: abandonment of wells at
an oil or gas drilling site or wells that produce gas or oil; wells used for test or exploratory purposes
(including monitoring wells); mine shafts, drill holes or air vents associated with the mining industry; or
high capacity wells.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 20 years after establishment.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-84
                                               January 2011
                                      WETLAND CREATION 658
                                             Acre

Purpose: Create wetlands that have wetland hydrology, hydrophytic plant communities, hydric soil
conditions, and wetland functions and values.

Applicability: This practice applies to sites where no natural wetland occurred or where a wetland exists
or existed and the wetland characteristics (hydrology, vegetation types, and functions) will be different
from what historically existed.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.
 No.   Scenario                                                                     Unit    Limit   Payment Rate
 1     Shallow Water Area, Average depth <12”                                       Ac.             $4488.00
 2     Shallow Water Area, Average depth 12” to 24”                                 Ac.             $8133.00
 3     Embankment with Water Control Structure                                       Ft.            $ 16.80
 4     Ditch Plug                                                                   Ea.             $ 492.00
 5     Tile Removal, Plugging                                                       Ea.             $ 375.00

Limitations: Created wetlands will only be located where the soils, hydrology and vegetation can be
modified to meet the current NRCS criteria for a wetland.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years after year of installation.




                                                                                           WI Exhibit 5-85
                                               January 2011
                                    WETLAND RESTORATION 657
                                             Acre

Purpose: This practice is used to restore the hydrologic conditions and hydrophytic plant community
necessary for the reestablishment of wetlands for the benefit of wildlife and plant and animal biodiversity,
reduce flooding, improve water quality, and provide other environmental benefits.

Applicability: This practice applies to hydric soils that were drained or altered, and that are capable of
storing water for the development of a wetland system.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.
 No. Scenario                                                                         Unit    Limit    Payment Rate
 1    Shallow Water Area, Average depth <12”                                          Ac.              $4488.00
 2    Shallow Water Area, Average depth 12” to 24”                                    Ac.              $8133.00
 3    Embankment with Water Control Structure                                          Ft.             $ 16.80
 4    Ditch Plug                                                                      Ea.              $ 492.00
 5    Tile Removal, Plugging                                                          Ea.              $ 375.00

Limitations: This practice does not apply to:
   • constructed wetlands designed for treatment of
        agricultural, industrial, or municipal wastes,
   • artificial wetlands that are created on non-hydric
        soils, and
   • existing non-degraded wetlands with intact native
        plant communities.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years after year of installation.




                                                                                             WI Exhibit 5-86
                                                January 2011
                       WETLAND WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT 644
                                         Acre

Purpose: To maintain, establish, or improve habitat for waterfowl, fur-bearers, or other wetland dependent
wildlife.

Applicability: This practice applies to establishment of food, cover, and shelter for wetland dependent
wildlife.

Payment Schedule: Payment rate per scenario as shown in the table below.
  No.    Scenario                                                                   Unit Limit        Payment Rate
  1      Tree Drops, on site.                                                       No.               $ 22.50
  2      Tree Drops, tree transported to site                                       No.               $ 112.00
  3      Loon Nesting Platforms                                                     No.               $ 112.00
  4      Osprey Nesting Platforms                                                   No.               $ 450.00
  5      Wood Duck Nesting Box                                                      No.               $ 36.00
  6      Wild Rice Seeding1                                                          Ac.              $ 246.00
1
  Wild Rice Seeding may be scheduled up to 3 times on the same acres in the contract to help ensure
establishment.

Limitations: Plans will be developed by a professional wildlife person and approved by the NRCS District
Conservationist.

Other practices may be utilized to implement this plan within the contract, and may include any of the
practices eligible under the current year list for the EQIP program.

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 1 year after year of installation.

Wild Rice establishment will be conducted in appropriate locations as per WI Biology Technical Note 3.

Information and guidance on all types of nesting structures can be found at: ftp://ftp-
fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/WHMI/WEB/pdf/Nestingstr.pdf

*Tree Drops will be installed in accordance with WI Biology Technical Note 6.




                                                                                           WI Exhibit 5-87
                                                January 2011
                       WINDBREAK/SHELTERBELT ESTABLISHMENT 380
                                        Feet

Purpose: To protect soil resources; control snow deposition; prevent wind damage to farmsteads; provide
shelter for livestock; beautify an area; or improve an area for wildlife; conserve soil moisture; protect crops
or orchards; or increase the natural beauty of an area.


Applicability: (1) Land next to farmsteads where wind damage is likely or where the natural beauty of
trees and shrubs is wanted; and rows of trees or shrubs can provide the needed protection or the desired
beauty or attract wildlife. (2) Next to feedlots or grazing areas to provide livestock shelter; to beautify an
area; or to provide wildlife shelter and food. (3) In or around open fields needing protection against wind
damage to soils, crops, or livestock; where deposition of snow for moisture conservation can best be
accomplished by windbreaks; or where strips of trees or shrubs increase the natural beauty of an area or
provide food and cover for wildlife.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate set at $3.25 per foot of windbreak.

NOTE: Number of rows is NOT used to set the payment. (Example: A 1,000 foot long, 2 row
windbreak would receive a $3250 payment. A 1,000 foot long, 3 row windbreak would also receive
$3250.)


Limitations: Windbreaks must be at least two rows to be eligible for EQIP. Financial assistance is
limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet the resource concerns
addressed by the conservation plan. Payment is limited to the following species: Trees: White Ash, Green
Ash, Basswood, Northern White Cedar, European Larch, Sugar Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, Jack Pine,
Red(Norway) Pine, White Pine, Populus Species, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, and Black Walnut.
Shrubs: Arrowwood, American Highbush Cranberry, Chokecherry, Elderberry, Gray Dogwood, Hazelnut,
Mixed Crab, Ninebark, Nannyberry, Red Osier Dogwood, Silky Dogwood, Thornapple, and Wild Plum.
Orchard or ornamental tree/shrub species are not eligible. Other species eligible based on approval by
NRCS/DNR forester (hybrid poplar species must be approved by DNR/NRCS forester to prevent spread of
nonnative species).


Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-88
                                                 January 2011
                         WINDBREAK/SHELTERBELT RENOVATION 650
                                         Acre

Purpose: To improve existing field, farmstead, or feedlot windbreaks.


Applicability: In any windbreak that is no longer functioning or developing satisfactorily because of poor
design, overcrowding, dead or dying trees, insufficient width, or extreme competition from sod or weeds.


Payment Schedule: Payment rate set at $1.70 per foot.

ONLY SINGLE ROW REINFORCEMENT IS ELIGIBLE, replacement of individual dead or
diseased trees is not allowed.


Limitations: Cost-sharing is limited to installing the conservation practice to the extent necessary to meet
the resource concerns addressed by the conservation plan. Payment is limited to the following species:
Trees: White Ash, Green Ash, Basswood, Northern White Cedar, European Larch, Sugar Maple, Red Oak,
White Oak, Jack Pine, Red(Norway) Pine, White Pine, Populus Species, Norway Spruce, White Spruce,
and Black Walnut. Shrubs: Arrowwood, American Highbush Cranberry, Chokecherry, Elderberry, Gray
Dogwood, Hazelnut, Mixed Crab, Ninebark, Nannyberry, Red Osier Dogwood, Silky Dogwood,
Thornapple, and Wild Plum. Orchard or ornamental tree/shrub species are not allowable. Other species
eligible based on approval by NRCS/DNR forester (hybrid species must be approved by DNR/NRCS
forester to prevent spread of nonnative species).

Maintenance: Practice will be maintained for a lifespan of 15 years following installation.




                                                                                            WI Exhibit 5-89
                                               January 2011
                            EQIP WASTE MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST

The following checklist is intended to be an aid to completing some of the more important planning items
for an EQIP Waste Management application. More detailed information can be found at:
http://www.wi.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip.html

Note: In order to receive points for a completed CNMP, it must be completed and signed by all parties by
the end of the sign-up. A cursory review should indicate that the CNMP meets NRCS requirements and
policy. If additional information is requested, it must be provided no later than one week before the close
of the ranking period. If a CNMP has not been completed, one will be required for all applicants who are
granted a contract.

           ELIGIBILITY

           Provide a preliminary or final design for all Waste Management Practices (Waste Storage,
           Composting, Digestion, Separation, or Treatment Practices) by the close of the sign-up period.
           This design must be completed and stamped by a Wisconsin Registered Engineer or someone
           with NRCS job approval authority or a DATCP Agricultural Practitioner Certification. A
           design must, at a minimum, include a management and site assessment, soil borings (as needed
           according to the NRCS practice standard requirements), a site plan showing the proposed
           practices and soil borings, and an estimated cost of the practices in the waste management
           system. If additional information is requested, it must be provided no later than one week
           before the close of the ranking period.

           Demonstrate the availability of one acre of cropland per animal unit for land application of
           manure. The animal units are based on the number of animals at the site, or the number of
           animals for which the facility is planned, whichever is larger. Documentation of land
           availability is required and may include FSA records, manure spreading agreements, leases, or
           similar documentation to demonstrate one acre of cropland per animal unit. Soil test results are
           not required.

           OTHER REQUIREMENTS

           An inventory and evaluation of the main production facility, any satellite facilities, and land
           where waste will be applied must be completed at least one week prior to the end of the ranking
           period. The inventory and evaluation will determine the need for additional farmstead practices
           and any upland treatment needed. The producer must agree to perform all practices that are
           identified as needed. Each secondary livestock production site (satellite facilities) shall be
           evaluated to assure no violations of the Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 151.08 Manure
           Management Prohibitions exist.
           Cropland where nutrients will be applied must be included in a conservation plan the producer
           must agree to implement. Soil erosion will be managed at or below tolerable soil loss limits
           (“T”) for sheet and rill erosion. Ephemeral gullies in areas where nutrients are applied must be
           adequately treated. Ephemeral gullies usually form where water concentrates and flows from
           the field and will typically occur every year in the same location.

           If applicable, producer agrees to close or retrofit (for non-entry) existing drive-in covered tanks
           or manure transfer channels that are part of the waste stream identified in the preliminary or
           final design.

           If applicable, existing practices used as a component of the proposed new practice (313, 317,
           366, 632, 629, or 634) meet or will be upgraded to current NRCS standards.

           All identified needed upland practices and farmstead practices that are contracted must
           be completed according to NRCS standards prior to any funds being provided for the
           Waste Management Practices.
                                                                                              WI Exhibit 5-90
                                                January 2011
                                         MANURE TRANSFER 634 SUPPLEMENT


Scenario            Scenario Name                                Scenario Description and Assumptions
   #
   1       Manure Reception Tank with Pump Transfer       Manure will be collected in a cast-in-place concrete reception tank (30’x40’x8’).
           and Pipe                                       A PTO/chopper pump will transfer the manure through a 12“ diameter ASTM D
                                                          1785 Schedule 80 PVC pipe to a storage facility/structure.
   2       Manure Reception Tank with Gravity Transfer    Manure will be collected in a cast-in-place concrete reception tank (30’ x 40’x8’).
           and Pipe                                       Manure will be transferred by gravity to a storage facility/structure through a 24”
                                                          diameter HDPE pipe
   3       Piston Pump and Pipe for Manure                Manure will be transferred to a storage facility/structure using a piston pump and
                                                          150’ of 12” diameter ASTM D 1785 schedule 40 PVC pipe
   4       Manure Transfer Channel and Pipe (Gravity      Manure will be scraped into a concrete cross channel (4’x4’x100’ long) in the
           Transfer)                                      barn and flow by gravity through a 12” diameter HDPE pipe to the storage
                                                          facility/structure.
   5       Manhole and Pipe for manure (Gravity           Manure will collect in 8 ft deep manhole (ASTM C-478) or cast-in-place concrete
           Transfer)                                      reception tank (4’x4’x8’)and flow by gravity through 100’ of 24” diameter HDPE
                                                          pipe to the storage facility/structure.
   6       Prefabricated (WI-COMM PAL) Septic Tank        Wastewater/leachate will be collected in a 2000 gallon prefabricated septic tank
           and Pipe for Wastewater/Leachate (Gravity      and flow by gravity through a 100’of 4” diameter HDPE pipe to the storage
           Transfer)                                      facility/structure.
   7       Prefabricated (WI-COMM PAL) Septic Tank,       Wastewater/leachate will be collected in a 2000 gallon prefabricated septic tank
           Pump, and Pipe for Wastewater/Leachate         and be pumped by a small liquid transfer pump through 150 ft of 4” diameter
                                                          ASTM D-1785 Schedule 40 PVC pipe to the storage facility/structure.
   8       Manhole, Pump, and Pipe for Manure or          Manure or wastewater/leachate will collect in manhole (ASTM C-478) or cast-in-
           wastewater/leachate                            place concrete reception tank (8’x8’x8’). A manure pump will move manure or
                                                          wastewater/leachate through 100’ of 6” diameter ASTM D-1785 Schedule 40
                                                          PVC pipe to a storage facility/structure.
   9       Reception Tank; Only for Barnyard Runoff       Reception tank (45’X45’) has a concrete floor with 4’ high walls and entry ramp.
           Control Systems or Leachate                    The design is for a small 70 cow operation to collect 100% of the runoff from an
                                                          event. O&M requires event based pumping (pump not included)
   10      Small Transfer Pipe only (less that 8 inch     Assumed 4” diameter ASTM-D1785 schedule 40 PVC pipe
           diameter)
   11      Large Transfer Pipe only (8 inch diameter or   Assumed 24” diameter HDPE pipe or 12” diameter ASTM-D1785 schedule 40
           larger)                                        PVC pipe
   12      Feed Storage Leachate Collection Trench with   To collect leachate from horizontal feed storage. Components include a 2’ deep
           HDPE Liner and PE tubing                       trench lined with 60-mil HDPE geomembrane liner with a gravel drain, and a 4”
                                                          diameter corrugated PE tubing. (Gravity flow)
   13      Feed Storage Leachate Collection Trench with   To collect leachate from horizontal feed storage. Components include a 2’ deep
           HDPE Liner, PE tubing, Pumping basin, Pump,    trench lined with 60-mil HDPE geomembrane liner with a gravel drain, a 4”
           and PVC Pipe                                   diameter corrugated PE tubing, prefabricated reception tank (pumping basin),
                                                          liquid pump and 150 ‘ of 4” diameter PVC transfer pipe.
   14      Feed Storage Leachate Collection Trench with   To collect leachate from horizontal feed storage. Components include a 2’ deep
           Earthen Liner and PE tubing                    trench with earthen liner of adequate soils (per Std 629, Waste Treatment, Table
                                                          2) with a gravel drain, and a 4” diameter corrugated PE tubing. (Gravity flow)
   15      Feed Storage Leachate Collection Trench with   To collect leachate from horizontal feed storage. Components include a 2’ deep
           Earthen Liner, PE tubing, Pumping basin,       trench with earthen liner of adequate soils (per Std. 629, Waste Treatment, Table
           Pump, and PVC Pipe                             2) with a gravel drain, and a 4” diameter corrugated PE tubing, prefabricated
                                                          reception tank (pumping basin), liquid pump and 150’ of 4” PVC transfer pipe.
   16      Sand Laden Manure Transfer Channel and         Sand laden manure will scraped into cross channel (4’x4’x100’ long) with a
           Mechanical Cleaner                             mechanical cleaner (sand boat or auger). The cleaner will move sand laden
                                                          manure to a reception tank, pump and transfer pipe listed in Scenario #1. May
                                                          also be used to retrofit an existing unsafe drive-in transfer channel.




                                                                                                           WI Exhibit 5-91
                                                          January 2011

				
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