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					                                                                                               FY12 Missouri MRBI NRCS EQIP Policies (11-9-2011)


     Upper Little Medicine Creek MRBI Project, Mercer County, Missouri 2012 EQIP
                                                                 Policies
This FY12 EQIP Policy is based on the Interim Final Rule (IFR) for EQIP, published 1/15/09 in Vol. 74, No. 10 of the Federal Register, under 7
CFR Part 1466, and National Bulletin 300-11-32 "Guidance for Development of Fiscal Year 2012 Payment Schedules" dated September 13,
2011.
In accordance with NB300-11-32, payment schedules and their associated scenario options for certain practices (340,130, 382, 512, 561, 595,114, 442,118,590,
104, 516, 528, 533, 646, 645, & 614) were developed on a regional basis.
Planned conservation practices must be maintained for the lifespan of the practice, as indicated on the NRCS-CPA-1155 or -1156. All practices must also meet the minimum criteria in
the Conservation Practice Standard (see the Missouri eFOTG) and the criteria listed below. Extents above the minimum necessary to meet practice criteria are not eligible for EQIP
payment. Note: Payment for some practices is only authorized when used in conjunction with another practice, as detailed in the Conservation Plan of Operation (CPO), with or without
payment.

Maximum Amounts for the life of the contract are established on certain conservation practices or options, as noted in this Policy. EQIP funds provide financial assistance to eligible
farmers and ranchers to help these producers enhance agricultural and forested lands in a cost-effective and environmentally beneficial manner. Establishing Maximum Amounts for
the contract allows Missouri NRCS to make EQIP funding assistance available to a larger number of eligible farmers, ranchers and forest producers here in Missouri, and also as a
method to make funding available to eligible producers regardless of size of operation (i.e., by not obligating large amounts of funds on operations with more acres, Missouri EQIP
funds will be available to a larger number of separate operations). The specified “Maximum Amounts” for identified practices within this policy does not allow applicants to exceed the
maximums through multiple offers/contracts on different acres when those acres are controlled by the same applicant(s), where 'control' means possession of the land by ownership,
written lease, or other legal agreement (as generally indicated on FSA’s EZ156 &/or Producer Farm Data Report forms. Historically Underserved Maximum Amounts refers to the
maximum contract payment for Historically Underserved Farmers (Limited Resource Farmers, Beginning Farmers, and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers as defined in the 2009 EQIP
Interim Final Rule). NOTE: While there is no restiction on the number of applications (or contracts, if funded) that may be submitted by an applicant for FY12 EQIP, all FY12 EQIP
applications (and contracted amounts) will count towards the FY12 Maximum Amount as listed in FY12 EQIP Policy for any and all FY12 EQIP applications (and FY12 EQIP contracts,
if funded) where acres are controlled by the same applicant(s), where 'control' means possession of the land by ownership, written lease, or other legal agreement (as generally
indicated on FSA’s EZ156 &/or Producer Farm Data Report forms).


HU Payment Rate refers to the payment rate for Historically Underserved Farmers (Limited Resource Farmers, Beginning Farmers, and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers as defined in
the 2009 EQIP Interim Final Rule). It is the applicant's responsibility to provide adequate documentation AT THE TIME THEY SIGN THE CPA-1200 that supports their HU
request before the applicant can apply for these HU funds; applicants who do not meet these requirements will NOT be eligible for Historically Underserved funds.

Payments for some practices (identified by "Adoption Period Required" in the title or option line), are intended to encourage the adoption via application of certain types of practices
&/or practice options. These types of payments are only available on acres where the practice option has not been previously applied &/or utilized, AND where there will be a higher
level of management required for the requested practice option. These types of payments are NOT authorized if the conservation practice option has previously been implemented on
the acres applying for EQIP, with or without financial assistance. “Adoption Period Required” practices must be adopted/applied two years within the length of the contract period. No
more than three separate “Adoption Period Requried” practice options may be combined per acre.

Structural practices involve the establishment, construction, or installation of site-specific measures. Vegetative practices involve the establishment or planting of site-specific
vegetative measures.
Practices that are structural or vegetative are indicated by an “(S)” in the conservation practice heading. Payments are established as a one-time only payment, not multi-year
payments (with exceptions as noted). Missouri policy requires the owner be a signatory to a contract which has EQIP funds used for any structural or vegetative practice, due to the
long-term lifespan on these practices and in accordance with CPM515.71(B)(2)(ii).

Conservation activities that generally require site-specific management techniques and/or methods with a practice lifespan of one year are indicated by an “(M)” in the title or option
heading. In some cases, as indicated by "Adoption Period Required" in the title or option line, the practice or option must be adopted/applied two years within the length of the contract
period. These are only available for payment on acres where the practice option has not been previously applied &/or utilized, and where there will be a higher level of management.
The EQIP applicant is responsible for the installation, use, and maintenance of all components required in the conservation management system.




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                 Core Practice List: One core practice must be selected before a closely associated practice from the Supporting Practice List can be selected.

                                                                                                                                                    Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                               Payment              Maximum
                                            Conservation Practice                                                                                   Payment        Maximum       Lifespan
                                                                                                                               Amount 4/
Code      Unit                                                                                      Unit             Rate                           Rate 3/        Amount 4/

 328      Acre
                   Conservation Crop Rotation (M)                                                                              $     3,500.00                    $    7,875.00
                                                                                                                                                                                  1 Year
                       Adding Grass and/or Legume                                                  Acre        $       10.40                    $       23.40
1. This is a one-time only payment when a forage grass and/or forage legume planting is maintained for a minimum of one year during an annually tilled/planted crop rotation (not for
long-term establishment of a forage grass &/or forage legume stand).
2. A minimum of 3 different crops must be used and/or at least two years in perennial vegetation.
3. See the "Conservation Crop Rotation" conservation practice standard.
                   Contour Buffer Strip (S)
                   Buffers for Soil Quality Enhancement                                        Acre            $       42.10                    $       50.50
                   1. Permanent cool season grass/legume cover established across the slope following the contour, and alternated down the slope with parallel, wider
                   croped strips to reduce sheet and rill erosion.
 332      Acre                                                                                                                                                                   5 Years
                   Buffers for Soil Quality Enhancement & Wildlife Enhancement                 Acre            $       85.60                    $      102.70
                   1. Permanent grass/legume/forbs with 80% or moree of the pure live seed rated good to excellent for wildlife habitat and erosion control. Established
                   across the slope following the contour, and alternated down the slope parallel, wider cropped strips to reduce sheet and rill erosion. The maximum width
                   of cropped strips between buffer strips shall not exceed 200 feet.
1. For each type of contour buffer strip, payment is compensation for land removed from production at buffer strip locations. Payment for the materials, equipment, installation and labor
for the vegetative planting and stable outlets is provided through associated practices.
2. This is a one-time payment.
3. See the "Contour Buffer Strip" conservation practice standard.
                   Contour Farming (S)
                   Contour Farming                                                             Acre            $      12.90                     $      13.30

 330      Acre     1. Tillage, planting or other farming operations performed on or near the contour of the field slope. To reduce sheet and rill erosion and reduce transport   5 Years
                   of sediment and other water-borne contaminants.
                   2. Most effective on slopes between 2 to 10 percent where slopes are uniform.
                   3. Payment for the installation of stable outlets is provided through associated practices. See the "Contour Farming" conservation practice standard.

                     Cover Crop (Adoption Period Required) (M)                                    Pound                        $     9,000.00                    $   10,800.00
                    Legumes                                                                                    $       38.76                    $        46.52
 340      Acre      Species That Will Winter Kill                                                              $       29.98                    $        35.98                    1 Year
                    Grasses and/or Certified Cereal Grains                                                     $       35.46                    $        42.55
                    Two or More Species (grass, legume, forbs, herbaceous)                                     $       42.46                    $        50.95
1. No more than three separate 'Adoption Period Required' options may be combined per acre.
2. See the “Cover Crop” conservation practice standard.

 554      Acre     Drainage Water Mgmt (Adoption Period Required) (M)                              Acre        $        9.00   $     1,500.00   $        12.50   $    2,075.00    1 Year
1. This practice is only authorized on drainage systems in place when the FY12 EQIP application is initiated (i.e., CPA1200 is signed).
2. When used in conjunction with “Shallow Water Development & Management for Wildlife”, existing berms or levees must be in place when the FY12EQIP application is initiated (i.e.,
CPA1200 is signed).
3. Payment is available where drainage can be manipulated through the use of water control structures at the outlets.
4. No more than three separate 'Adoption Period Required' options may be combined per acre.
5. See the “Drainage Water Management” conservation practice standard.
                   Filter Strip (M)
                   Filter Strip                                                                   Acre        $     81.80                    $        98.10
 393      Acre     1. This is a one-time payment only.                                                                                                                           10 Years
                   2. Payment is compensation for land removed from production to install the filter strip. Payment for the materials, equipment, installation and labor for
                   vegetative planting is provided through associated practices.
                   3. See the "Filter Strip" Conservation Practice Standard.




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                                                                                                                                                       Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                                 Payment                Maximum
                                             Conservation Practice                                                                                     Payment        Maximum            Lifespan
                                                                                                                                   Amount 4/
Code       Unit                                                                                       Unit             Rate                            Rate 3/        Amount 4/
                    Forage and Biomass Planting (S)                                                   Acre                        $    15,000.00                    $     18,000.00
                   Interseed Legumes &/or Forbs in Existing Grass Stand                                           $      97.60                     $      117.73
 512       Acre                                                                                                                                                                          5 Years
                   Cool Season Grasses (CSG) or CSG & Legumes                                                     $     118.66                     $      142.40
                   Warm Season Grasses (WSG) or WSG & Legumes                                                     $     142.33                     $      170.79
1. Payment is not authorized for the conversion of native prairie or woodland to pasture or hayland.
2. See the “Forage and Biomass Planting” conservation practice standard.
 412       Acre      Grassed Waterway (S)                                                             Acre       $    2,074.70                     $     2,497.40                        10 Years
1. See the “Grassed Waterway” conservation practice standard.
                   Nutrient Management (Adoption Period Required) (M)                              Acre                      $ 25,000.00                       $ 30,000.00
                   Basic Nutrient Management                                                                  $      9.94                      $      11.93
  590       Acre Basic Nutrient Management with Manure                                                        $     25.96                      $      31.16                   1 Year
                   Enhanced Nutrient Management                                                               $     29.80                      $      35.76
                   Enhanced Nutrient Management with Tissue Testing                                           $     32.10                      $      38.52
1. This payment is available when all nutrients are applied according to a budget for nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, in accordance with the minimums stated in an applicable soil
test, plus or minus 10% by individual nutrient.
2. The budget specifies amounts of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash applied, utilized, and remaining in soil.
3. This payment is available on irrigated land only if (449) Irrigation Water Management is applied on the same acres receiving any (590) payment.
4. This payment is available on drained land only if (554) Drainage Water Management is applied on the same acres receiving any (590) payment.
5. No more than three separate ‘Adoption Period Required’ options may be combined per acre.
6. Nutrient management can be counted as the core practice if it is being applied in another program and will be maintained for the life of the MRBI contract.
7. See the applicable MO NRCS “Nutrient Management" Activity Sheet and the "Nutrient Management" conservation practice standard.
                   Prescribed Grazing (Adoption Period Required) (M)                                  Acre                        $    12,000.00                    $     14,500.00
                   Medium (3-7 days grazing per paddock)                                                    $     33.99                  $       40.78
                   High (<3 days grazing per paddock)                                                       $     51.14                  $       61.37
 528       Acre    Enhanced Utilizing Modeling (<3 days per paddock)                                        $     56.61                  $       67.93                                    1 Year
                   Soil Quality                                                                             $     51.30                  $       61.56
                   1. Payment for the above option is for an improved grazing management system where livestock are grazed on pasture for at least 300
                   days per calendar year AND managed at a stock density of at least 50,000 lbs for 75% of the grazing days AND pastures will be
                   managed for a livestock utilization rate of 60% or less per grazing event.

1. No more than three separate 'Adoption Period Required' options may be combined per acre.
2. Payment can not be made on the same acres in the same years as any ‘Patch Burn Used with Prescribed Grazing’ option payment being made under EQIP or WHIP.
3. See the “Prescribed Grazing” conservation practice standard.

                   Residue & Tillage Mgmt - Notill/Striptill (Adoption
 329       Acre                                                                                       Acre        $      35.20    $    15,000.00   $        43.00   $     18,325.00       1 Year
                   Period Required) (M)
1. Acres must be continuously no-tilled/strip-tilled for two (2) entire/consecutive years (i.e., not necessarily two consecutive crops).
2. ALL crops planted will be no-tilled/strip-tilled for two entire years to receive this payment, including double- or triple-cropped crops.
3. First year (329) payment is made the first year crop is no-till/strip till planted, second year (329) payment is made the next year when the second crop is no-tilled/strip-tilled.
4. No more than three separate 'Adoption Period Required' options may be combined per acre.
5. See “Residue Management, No Till and Strip Till” conservation practice standard.
6. This practice can not be utilized to acheive HEL compliance provisions (Existing system must achieve HEL comliance prior to installation of this practice).




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                                                                                                                                                   Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                              Payment                Maximum
                                            Conservation Practice                                                                                  Payment        Maximum        Lifespan
                                                                                                                                Amount 4/
Code       Unit                                                                                    Unit             Rate                           Rate 3/        Amount 4/
                   Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining
                                                                                                   Acre                       $       320.90                   $        385.10
                   Habitats (S)
                  Prairie/Glade/Savanna Restoration                                                           $      320.90                    $      385.10
                  1. One-time payment for establishing MO Source Identified native grasses and forbs, to restore prairie, glade or savannah herbaceous vegetation.

                  Prairie Cordgrass Restoration                                                             $    149.90                      $     179.90
 643      Acre    1.One-time payment for the establishment of prairie cordgrass (plugs &/or rhizomes) to restore wetland prairie communities.                                    5 Years
                  Giant Canebreak Restoration                                                               $    679.20                      $     815.10
                  1.One-time payment (includes site prep, rootballs, and backhoe planting) for the establishment of 1-acre plots of giant cane rootballs in existing cropland,
                  pasture or riparian areas.
                  2. Acres paid under the giant canebreak option payment are not eligible for any “Tree/Shrub Site Preparation” payments.

                  Habitat Mgmt-Vegetated Communities (Adoption Period Required)                               $       41.50                    $       62.30

1. Practice payments for restoration &/or establishment activities can not be earned in the same fiscal year on the same acres as payment for the management activity (i.e., the habitat
must be restored or established or already existing BEFORE it can be managed).
2. No more than three separate 'Adoption Period Required' options may be combined per acre.
3. See the “Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitat” conservation practice standard.

                   Riparian Herbaceous Cover (S)
                  Riparian Herbaceous Cover                                                          Acre       $       62.30                     $       74.70
                  1. Establishing grasses, grass-like plants and forbs that are tolerant of intermittent flooding or saturated soils that are established or managed in the
 390      Acre    transitional zone between terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Established for wildlife, erosion control, water quality improvement, carbon sequestration and     15 Years
                  aesthetics.
                  2. Payment is compensation for land removed from production to install the buffer. Payment for the materials, equipment, installation and labor for
                  planting is provided through associated practice.
                  3. See the "Riparian Herbaceous Cover" Conservation Practice Standard.
                    Riparian Forest Buffer (S)                                                     Acre       $       62.30 $       5,000.00   $        74.70 $      6,000.00
                  1. Payment is authorized to establish a maximum width of 200 feet of trees and/or shrubs.
 391      Acre    2. The 200-foot maximum width determination includes any existing trees &/or shrubs (i.e., if an area has existing trees/shrub 50-feet wide, payment is        15 Years
                  only authorized for a maximum of 150 feet of newly-planted trees &/or shrubs, when needed to address the resource concern; areas that have existing
                  trees/shrubs at least 200-feet wide are NOT eligible for payment).
                  3. See the “Riparian Forest Buffer” conservation practice standard.
                   Strip Cropping (S)
                  Strip Cropping Two Crops                                                         Acre       $        4.30                    $        5.20
                  1. Payment is for implementation of a stripcropping system of two crops within a field. Payment is compensation for training some additional labor to
 585      Acre    implement a basic two crop stripcropping system on cropland farmed in a non-stripcropping manner.                                                               5 Years
                  Strip Cropping Three or More Crops                                             Acre        $      18.20                    $     18.70

                   1. Payment is for implementation of a stripcropping system of three or more crops within a field. Payment is compensation for potential loss of income
                   due to implementation of a stripcropping system on cropland farmed in a non-stripcropping manner or in a two crop stripcropping system.
1. Consisting of growing row crops, forages, small grains, or fallow in a systematic arrangement of equal width strips across a field. May be installed on contour along slopes or straight
in bottomland fields. Cost data is applicable to conventional and organic agricultural production sytems.
2. See the "Stripcropping" conservation practice standard.




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                                                                                                                                                     Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                               Payment                Maximum
                                            Conservation Practice                                                                                    Payment        Maximum       Lifespan
                                                                                                                                 Amount 4/
Code       Unit                                                                                     Unit             Rate                            Rate 3/        Amount 4/
                    Terrace (S)                                                                     Feet                         $   50,000.00                    $   62,500.00
                  Broadbase Non-Parallel with Closed Outlet                                                    $          1.70                   $         2.04
                  Broadbase Parallel with Closed Outlet                                                        $          1.75                   $         2.10
                  Broadbase Non-Parallel with Open Outlet                                                      $          1.32                   $         1.58
  600      Feet Broadbase Parallel with Open Outlet                                                            $          1.49                   $         1.79                   10 Years
                  Narrowbase with Closed Outlet                                                                $          1.45                   $         1.74
                  Narrowbase with Open Outlet                                                                  $          1.27                   $         1.52
                  Steep Backslope with Closed Outlet                                                           $          1.66                   $         1.99
                  Steep Backslope with Open Outlet                                                             $          1.17                   $         1.40
                  Topsoiling                                                                                   $          0.66                   $         0.79
1. See the “Terrace” conservation practice standard.
                    Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (S)                                                              $     5,000.00                $                6,000.00
                   Edgefeathering                                                              Acre       $     624.81                   $    749.78
                   Downed Tree Structure for Wildlife                                         Number      $     157.76                   $    189.32
 645      Acre     Woody Cover Control                                                         Acre       $     297.64                   $    357.17                              5 Years
                   1. Payment is authorized when more than 60 square feet per acre of basal area (or more than 400 stems per acre) must be removed to
                   benefit habitats such as woodlands, savannas and glades OR to develop temporary forest openings.
                   Permanent Forest Openings                                                        Acre       $     1,085.82                    $     1,302.98
1. Grazing may be allowed only if it improves wildlife habitat and is included in the wildlife habitat management plan.
2. See the “Upland Wildlife Habitat Management” conservation practice standard.

 633      Acre      Waste Recycling (Adoption Period Required) (M)                                100 cu ft    $       17.94                     $       21.53                     1 Year
1. Payment is only authorized for uses other than fertilization of crops, pasture, or haylands (examples of usage: energy production, processing, etc); payment will be based on 100
cubic foot increments of the manure or litter being used for an activity NOT related to fertilization .
2. The specific use MUST be FAX'ed (573-876-0913) to the State Resource Conservationist (SRC) at the time of application (when CPA-1200 is signed) AND receive written approval
from the SRC prior to ranking of the FY12 EQIP application.
3. No more than three separate 'Adoption Period Required' options may be combined per acre.
4. See the “Waste Recycling” conservation practice standard.

                   Wetland Restoration (S)
                Rehabilitation or restablishment of a degraded wetland                          cu yd        $      1.58                     $         1.89
                1. Restoration activities brings soils, hydrology, vegetative community, and habitat to a close approximation of the original natural condition that existed
 657     Cu Yds                                                                                                                                                                   15 Years
                prior to modification to the extent possible.
                2. Payment includes earthmoving, earthplacement, pipe backfill, structure backfill, other excavation and labor required to build a low height levee for
                wetland activities.
                3. Refer to the "Wetland Restoration" conservation practice standard.
                   Wetland Enhancement (S)
 659      Acres    Enhancement of degaded on non-degraded wetland.                                 cu yd       $          1.58                   $        1.89                    15 Years
                   1. See the "Wetland Enhancement" conservation practice standard.




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                                                                                                                                                 Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                            Payment               Maximum
                                           Conservation Practice                                                                                 Payment        Maximum     Lifespan
                                                                                                                             Amount 4/
Code      Unit                                                                                   Unit             Rate                           Rate 3/        Amount 4/

                 Supporting Practice List: You must select 1 Core Practice from the list above before you can select a closely associated Supporting Practice.

 472      Acre     Access Control (S)                                                           Acre        $       60.00    $    6,000.00   $        90.00   $    9,000.00 10 Years
1. Payment is authorized when a major physical barrier is constructed using EQIP funds (where none exists) and maintained to exclude livestock, thereby protecting sensitive areas
&/or woodlands, ONLY IF livestock currently have access to the area to be excluded at the time of EQIP application.
2. Payment is based on the number of acres protected from livestock.
3. See the “Access Control” conservation practice standard.

                   Composting Facility (S)
                   Compacted Base Composter                                                     Sq Ft       $        0.67                    $        0.80
 317    Number Concrete Base Composter                                                  Sq Ft     $      2.29                                $        2.75                  15 Years
               1. The waste management system includes either a compacted base or a concrete pad composter.
               2. Payment does not include a roof.
               3. See the "Composting Facility" conservation practice standard.

                    Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP)
                   Acre CNMP for Beef Cattle - less than 100 beef cattle                       Number       $     4,275.00                   $     5,130.00
                   Acre CNMP for Beef Cattle - 100 to 500 beef cattle                          Number       $     5,325.00                   $     6,390.00
                   Acre CNMP for Beef Cattle - 500 or more beef cattle                         Number       $     6,975.00                   $     8,370.00
                   Acre CNMP for Dairy Cows - less than 100 dairy cows                         Number       $     5,100.00                   $     6,120.00
                   Acre CNMP for Dairy Cows - 100 to 200 dairy cows                            Number       $     6,375.00                   $     7,650.00
                   Acre CNMP for Dairy Cows - 200 or more dairy cows                           Number       $     8,288.00                   $     9,945.00
                   Acre CNMP for Swine - less than 2000 swine                                  Number       $     4,838.00                   $     5,805.00
                   Acre CNMP for Swine - 2000 to 3000 swine                                    Number       $     6,038.00                   $     7,245.00
                   Acre CNMP for Swine - 3000 or more swine                                    Number       $     7,875.00                   $     9,450.00
                   Acre CNMP for Poultry - 100,000 poultry or less                             Number       $     4,388.00                   $     5,265.00
                   Acre CNMP for Poultry - greater than 100,000 poultry                        Number       $     5,513.00                   $     6,615.00
               1. The eleven "Acre CNMP" options above are available either to develop a new CNMP (where one does not exist) or revise an existing CNMP (when
               there is a greater than 30% expansion in animal numbers).
               2. The eleven “Acre CNMP” options above are available for CNMP activities associated with manure and waste generation, collection, storage and
               handling, land treatment, and nutrient management of the system.
 102    Number 3. These CNMP options can NOT be used if 50% or more of the manure or organic products are exported (material is transferred to another owner with            1 Year
               written documentation of transfer).
                   Acre Export CNMP for Beef Cattle - less than 100 beef cattle                Number       $     2,175.00                   $     2,610.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Beef Cattle - 100 to 500 beef cattle                   Number       $     2,700.00                   $     3,240.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Beef Cattle - 500 or more beef cattle                  Number       $     3,525.00                   $     4,230.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Dairy Cows - less than 100 dairy cows                  Number       $     2,550.00                   $     3,060.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Dairy Cows - 100 to 200 dairy cows                     Number       $     3,225.00                   $     3,870.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Dairy Cows - 200 or more dairy cows                    Number       $     4,200.00                   $     5,040.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Swine - less than 2000 swine                           Number       $     2,850.00                   $     3,420.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Swine - 2000 to 3000 swine                             Number       $     3,630.00                   $     4,356.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Swine - 3000 or more swine                             Number       $     4,650.00                   $     5,580.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Poultry - 100,000 poultry or less                      Number       $     2,265.00                   $     2,718.00
                   Acre Export CNMP for Poultry - greater than 100,000 poultry                 Number       $     2,948.00                   $     3,537.00

                   1. The eleven "Acre Export CNMP" options above are available either to develop a new CNMP (where one does not exist) or revise an existing CNMP
                   (when there is a greater than 30% expansion in animal numbers).
                   2. The eleven “Acre Export CNMP” options above are available for CNMP activities associated with manure and waste generation, collection, storage and
                   handling, land treatment, and nutrient management of an operation that exports 50% or more of the manure or organic products.
                   3. Export involves the physical transfer of manure or organic products to another owner with written documentation of transfer.




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                                                                                                                                                   Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                              Payment               Maximum
                                            Conservation Practice                                                                                  Payment        Maximum     Lifespan
                                                                                                                               Amount 4/
Code      Unit                                                                                     Unit             Rate                           Rate 3/        Amount 4/


1. This practice can only be included in the contract when the producer has agreed to utilize a TechReg certified TSP to develop all aspects of the CNMP for ALL waste-generating
animals and waste management operations under the control (either directly or indirectly) of the applicant that do not have a CNMP.
2. Payment is not authorized if NRCS, SWCD, or MDC staff, or a non Tech Reg certified party, develops any portion of the CNMP.
3. A CNMP is required prior to providing technical and/or financial assistance for any EQIP-assisted animal waste facility, and must include that practice on the acres on the contract.
4. The selected FY12 EQIP (102) CNMP option must be developed for ALL waste-generating animals and waste management operations under the control of the applicant (either
directly or indirectly), where control means possession by direct or indirect ownership, lease, contracted, or other agreement (i.e., FY12 EQIP funds for CNMP must cover all animals &
waste on all acres, not multiple offers in one or multiple years for operations in which livestock are essentially under the control of the same applicant).
5. If an FY12 EQIP applicant has more than one type of livestock, the (CNMP) Payment Rate will be based on the animal type that has the highest applicable Payment Rate and the
CNMP will be developed for all livestock types (example: applicant has 150,000 turkeys and 4500 swine, will use the ‘Swine-3000 or more swine’ [102] Payment Rate option, since that
is a higher Payment Rate AND the CNMP will be developed for both the turkey & swine operations).
6. These CNMP Payments Rates will be the only contracted funding assistance available for CNMP’s developed by a TechReg certified TSP for the contract, and MUST cover all
waste-generating animals and waste management useage under the control of the applicant.
7. Any EQIP application for a CNMP selected for funding must have current soil test results provided to the NRCS Field Office by the EQIP contract decisionmaker within 45 days of
contract obligation or the contract may be terminated (exception: operations which export 100% of the waste/manure).


                   Conservation Cover (S)                                                                                $ 10,000.00                      $     12,500.00
                  Cool Season Grasses &/or Legumes                                                Acre      $      83.20                 $       99.90
                  Warm Season Grasses &/or Legumes                                                Acre      $     129.90                 $      155.90
                  Native Forbs                                                                   pound      $      24.11                 $       28.93
                  1. Payment is for the use of native forbs as either (A) addition to a ‘Warm Season Grasses &/or Legumes’ option above OR (B) to interseed into an
                  existing native grass stand.
                  Forbs - Missouri Source Identified                                              pound       $       36.38                    $        43.65

 327      Acre    1. Payment is for the use of MO Source Identified Forbs as either (A) adding to a ‘Warm Season Grasses &/or Legumes’ option above OR (B)                     5 Years
                  interseeding into an existing native grass stand.
                  Fertilizer - Nitrogen                                                            pound     $       0.27                   $        0.41
                  Fertilizer - Phosphorus                                                          pound     $       0.22                   $        0.33
                  Fertilizer - Potash                                                              pound     $       0.22                   $        0.33
                  Lime - ENM                                                                      per 100#   $       1.66                   $        2.49
                  1. Payment is authorized for fertilizer & lime when applied according to soil test recommendation and used in conjunction with a Conservation Cover
                  seeding option above.
                  Perennial Food Plot for Wildlife                                                Acre        $      235.60                    $      282.70
1. Payment is authorized for the establishment and maintenance of permanent vegetative cover on land being retired from agricultural production use.
2. See the “Conservation Cover” conservation practice standard.
                  Critical Area Planting (S)                                                       Acre
                Cool Season Grasses (CSG) With Mulching                                                        $    430.80                     $      516.90
  342     Acre Warm Season Grasses (WSG) With Mulching                                                         $    491.90                     $      590.30                  10 Years
                CSG With Companion Crop or Into Existing Residue                                               $    211.70                     $      254.10
                WSG With Companion Crop or Into Existing Residue                                               $    272.90                     $      327.50
1. As a component of wetlands, construction, or earth-disturbing practices. See the “Critical Area Planting” conservation practice standard.
                    Diversion (S)                                                                  Feet
 362      Feet    Small - <=2000 cubic yards earthfill &/or <=1400 ft in length                               $         1.58                   $         1.90                 10 Years
                  Large - >2000 cubic yards earthfill &/or >1400 ft in length                                 $         1.29                   $         1.54
1. See the “Diversion” conservation practice standard.
                  Drainage Water Management Plan (DWMP)                                          Number
 130    Number DWMP - Producer does not have map of existing tile system                                      $     1,626.37                   $     1,951.64                   1 Year
                  DWMP - Producer has map of existing tile drainage system                                    $     1,415.29                   $     1,698.35




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                                                                                                                                                      Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                                Payment              Maximum
                                            Conservation Practice                                                                                     Payment        Maximum       Lifespan
                                                                                                                                Amount 4/
Code       Unit                                                                                      Unit             Rate                            Rate 3/        Amount 4/

1. The (130) Drainage Water Management Plan (DWMP) for EQIP payment must be completed by a TechReg-certified Technical Service Provider (TSP).
2. These (130) DWMP Payments Rates will be the only contracted funding assistance available for (130) DWMP’s developed by a TechReg certified TSP for the contract.
3. A producer is NOT required to have a (130) DWMP to receive EQIP financial or technical assistance for drainage-related activities.

                    Fence (S)                                                                       Feet
                   Permanent - Woven Wire                                                                       $        1.99                     $         2.39

                   Permanent - Hi-Tensile, Minimum 4-strand (electric/non-electric)                             $        1.28                     $         1.53
 382      Feet                                                                                                                                                                     20 Years
                   Permanent - Hi-Tensile Electric, Single Strand                                               $        0.62                     $         0.75
                   Permanent - Hi-Tensile Electric, 2-3 Strand                                                  $        1.01                     $         1.21
                    Permanent - Barbed Wire, Multi-Strand                                                   $        1.42                   $         1.70
                    Temporary/Portable Fence                                                                $        0.34                   $         0.41
1. This practice is only authorized as a component of a “Prescribed Grazing”, “Access Control”, “Waste Storage Facility”, "Forage and Biomass Planting", and "Forage Harvest
Management" to exclude livestock from areas that need protection, confine livestock to an area, control domestic livestock while permitting wildlife movement, and/or subdivide
grazing acres to facilitate the use of a "Prescribed Grazing" system.
2. Only one Fence payment can be earned for each length/reach of fence (i.e. , multiple options can not be stacked on the same running length/reach of fence; example: a 6-strand
Permanent Hi-Tensile Electric Fence is required to meet the 382 CPS, is only eligible for the 'Permanent Hi-Tensile, Minimum 4-strand (electric) option for payment, [NOT a
combination of the '2-3 strand' and '4-strand' options]).
3.. See the “Fence” conservation practice standard.
                    Field Border (S)                                                                Acre                        $      1,500.00                    $    1,500.00
 386      Acre     Width - 20 to 30 Feet in Width                                                               $       52.00                     $       52.00                    10 Years
                   Width - 30 Feet or more in Width Using Wildlife-Friendly Species                             $      109.00                     $      109.00
1. Maximum width eligible for payment is sixty (60) feet for only one option per field; payment is NOT available for natural regeneration of any field border acres.
2. See the MO NRCS "Field Border with Wildlife Friendly Grasses" Activity Sheet as applicable and “Field Border” conservation practice standard.

 511      Acre
                   Forage Harvest Management (S)                                                                                                                                   15 Years
                    Harvest for Wildlife Management                                              Acre           $      39.70                   $       41.30
1. Payment is for costs associated with setting aside 25% of a field to delay harvest during the upland bird nesting season from May 1 to July 15.
2.Payment is only on the acres delayed, not entire field. Costs are for the reduction in quality and quantity of the delayed harvest forage and additional mobilization costs to return to
the field to harvest the set aside hay.
3. Refer to the "Forage and Biomass Harvest Management" conservation practice standard.
                    Grade Stabilization Structure (S)                                                                           $     12,500.00                    $   14,565.00
                Earthen Embankment Dam with 4" thru 6" Spillway Pipe                              cu yds fill   $        2.48                     $        2.98
                Earthen Embankment Dam with 8" thru 12" Spillway Pipe                             cu yds fill   $        2.63                     $        3.15
 410     Number Earthen Embankment Dam with >12" Spillway Pipe                                    cu yds fill   $        2.86                     $        3.43                    15 Years
                Box Inlet Drop Structure (Full Flow)                                                cu yds      $      552.80                     $      663.36
                                                                                                  concrete
                   Chute Structure (Full Flow)                                                    tons rock     $       19.63                     $       23.55
                   Side Inlet Drain Structure                                                     ft of pipe    $       38.48                     $       46.18


1. See the “Grade Stabilization Structure” conservation practice standard.


                    Heavy Use Area Protection (S)                                                   sq ft
                   Gravel (with site prep, gravel, textile & fines)                                             $        1.09                     $         1.31
 561      Acre                                                                                                                                                                     10 Years
                   Gravel with Geocell (with site prep, gravel & fines & geocell)                               $        1.74                     $         2.08
                   Concrete (with site prep, gravel & concrete pad)                                             $        2.85                     $         3.42
1. Payment for this practice is only authorized as a component of "Prescribed Grazing", "Access Control", or as a part of a CNMP (CNMP must have been developed [or updated if a
CNMP already exists] and reference this practice on the acres in this application).
2. See the “Heavy Use Area Protection” conservation practice standard.




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                                                                                                                                                   Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                             Payment               Maximum
                                           Conservation Practice                                                                                   Payment        Maximum       Lifespan
                                                                                                                              Amount 4/
Code      Unit                                                                                    Unit             Rate                            Rate 3/        Amount 4/
                  Integrated Pest Management (Adoption Period
                                                                                                  Acre                        $    15,000.00                    $   18,000.00
                  Required) (M)
 595      Acre    Basic - Row Crop                                                                           $       15.58                     $        18.70                    1 Year
                  Precision - Row Crop                                                                       $       29.71                     $        35.66
                  Other Crops (i.e., pasture, hayland, forest, wildlife areas)                               $       19.62                     $        23.55
1. No more than three separate 'Adoption Period Required' options may be combined per acre.
2. See the “Pest Management” conservation practice standard.

 114     Number   Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP)                                     Number          $     1,260.00                    $     1,512.00                    1 Year
1. The (114) Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP) for EQIP payment must be completed by a TechReg-certified Technical Service Provider (TSP).
2. These (114) IPMP Payments Rates will be the only contracted funding assistance available for (114) IPMP’s developed by a TechReg certified TSP for the contract.
3. A producer is NOT required to have a (114) IPMP to receive EQIP financial or technical assistance for pest management-related activities.
 449      Acre      Irrigation Water Mgmt (Adoption Period Required) (M)                          Acre       $         7.90   $     3,000.00   $        11.00   $    4,175.00    1 year


1. The payment is authorized on existing irrigated acres when EQIP funds will be used to apply one or more of the following practices: 464, 442, 443, 430, 533 ('Flowmeter' option).
2. This practice is only available on land that has been irrigated 2 of the past 5 years prior to application for assistance.
3. No more than three separate 'Adoption Period Required' options may be combined per acre.
4. See the “Irrigation Water Management” conservation practice standard.


 118    Number    Irrigation Water Management Plan (IWMP)                                                    $     1,942.50                    $     2,331.00                    1 Year
1. The (118) Irrigation Water Management Plan (IWMP) for EQIP payment must be completed by a TechReg-certified Technical Service Provider (TSP).
2. These (118) IWMP Payments Rates will be the only contracted funding assistance available for (118) IWMP’s developed by a TechReg certified TSP for the contract.
3. The (118) Irrigation Water Management Plan payment is a combination of the ‘Base Payment’ and the ‘Per Acre Payment’, not to exceed the maximum.
4. A producer is NOT required to have a (118) IWMP to receive EQIP financial or technical assistance for irrigation-related activities.




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                                                                                                                                                   Historically Underserved
  Practice                                                                                                Payment               Maximum
                                           Conservation Practice                                                                                   Payment        Maximum         Lifespan
                                                                                                                               Amount 4/
Code     Unit                                                                                      Unit             Rate                           Rate 3/        Amount 4/
       Number
                 Monitoring and Evaluation (M)
                                                                       FOR EDGE OF FIELD MONITORING SYSTEMS


       1. A combination of "Edge of Field Flow Monitoring Surface Flow Equipment", "Edge of Field Flow Monitoring Terrace UGO Flow Equipment", "Edge of Field Flow Monitoring
       Drain Tile Flow Equipment", "Edge of Field Monitoring Weather Station Equipment", "Edge of Field Flow Monitoring Data Collection", "Edge of Field Sampling Portable
       Sampler", and "Edge of Field Water Sampling Data Collection Ten Events" will be required to construct a complete edge of field monitoring system.
       2. All monitoring plans must meet the criterial provided in the 799 Monitoring and Evaluation Conservation Practice Standard. The development of a monitoring system is
       unique to each site, for further technical guidance on implementing an edge of field monitoring system contact Troy Chockley, MO NRCS Environmental Engineer.


                 Edge of Field Flow Monitoring Surface Flow Equipment                         Number          $ 11,104.00                      $ 13,325.00
                 1. For the minimum requirements for installation of a flow monitoring device for monitoring edge of field flow where an underground outlet or drain tile
                 outlet is not available. The flow monitoring will be performed by a flume or weir with depth measurement by ultrasonic sensor or bubbler with data logger.
                 This payment is for the cost of installation of one edge of field monitoring flow meter and associated materials, installation, labor and acquisition of
                 technical knowledge costs.
                 Edge of Field Flow Monitoring Terrace UGO Flow Equipment                     Number          $   4,035.00                     $    4,843.00
                 1. For the minimum requirements for installation of a flow monitoring device for monitoring edge of field flow where a there is a terrace UGO or other
                 existing pipe installed in the field (does not include subsurface drain outlet). The flow monitoring will be performed by an area/velocity flow meter with
                 data logger. This payment is for the cost of installation of one edge of field monitoring flow meter and associated materials, installation, labor and
                 acquisition of technical knowledge costs at each discrete outlet pipe.
                 Edge of Field Flow Monitoring Drain Tile Flow Equipment                      Number          $   4,519.00                     $    5,423.00
799
                 1. For the minimum requirements for installation of a flow monitoring device for monitoring edge of field flow where there is a drain tile outlet or
                 subsurface pipe installed in the field (does not include Terrace outlet). The flow monitoring will be performed by a flume or weir with depth measurement
                 by ultrasonic sensor or bubbler with data logger. This payment is for the cost of installation of one edge of field monitoring flow meter and associated
                 materials, installation, labor and acquisition of technical knowledge costs at each discrete outlet pipe.

       Number Edge of Field Monitoring Weather Station Equipment                              Number          $      528.00                    $      634.00                       1 Year

                 1. For weather data collection to be used in addition to other edge of field monitoring activities. The minimum weather data collected will be rainfall (data
                 logging tipping bucket rain gauge). One rain gauge per field is required. This payment is for the cost of installation of the weather station.
                 Edge of Field Flow Monitoring Data Collection                              Number        $     840.00                    $ 1,007.00
                 1. For the minimum requirements for the collection of data from flow monitoring devices and/or weather stations. This payment is for the annual cost of
                 data collection for each device used in flow monitoring activities.
                 2. This payment scenario is to be contracted in conjunction with Surface, Terrace UGO, Drain Tile and Weather scenarios to capture the labor and
                 materials needed for data collection.
                 Edge of Field Sampling Portable Sampler                                       Number         $ 3,831.00                       $ 4,597.00
                 1. For the minimum requirements for installation of an edge of field water sample collection device for monitoring edge of field water quality during a flow
                 event. The sampler will be a manufactured unit designed to be portable that is powered by a 12 volt battery. The sampler will be a peristaltic pump style
                 with 24 one liter bottles capable of sequential sample collection, and will also have flow sensing ability.This payment is for the cost of installation of one
                 edge of field water sampler.
                 Edge of Field Water Sampling Data Collection Ten Events                         Number       $   5,132.00                     $    6,159.00

                 1.For edge of field water sampling data collection and analysis. This payment is for the cost of data collection and analysis for 10 runoff events for each
                 device used in water sampling activities. Protocol requires 30 events per year, so this payment scenario will be repeated three times per year per device.




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                                                                                                                                                   Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                             Payment               Maximum
                                           Conservation Practice                                                                                   Payment        Maximum       Lifespan
                                                                                                                              Amount 4/
Code      Unit                                                                                    Unit             Rate                            Rate 3/        Amount 4/
                  Nutrient Management Plan (NMP)                                                Number
                  NMP <100 acres                                                                             $     1,596.00                    $     1,915.20
 104    Number                                                                                                                                                                   1 Year
                  NMP 100 thru 300 acres                                                                     $     1,890.00                    $     2,268.00
                  NMP > 300 acres                                                                            $     2,268.00                    $     2,721.60
1. The (104) Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) for EQIP payment must be completed by a TechReg-certified Technical Service Provider (TSP).
2. These (104) NMP Payments Rates will be the only contracted funding assistance available for (104) NMP’s developed by a TechReg certified TSP for the contract, and must cover
all acres under the control of the applicant (i.e., no multiple offers in one or multiple years for acres under the control of the same applicant).
3. The (104) Nutrient Management Plan payment is a combination of the ‘Base Payment’ and the ‘Per Acre Payment’, not to exceed the maximum.
4. A producer is NOT required to have a (104) NMP to receive EQIP financial or technical assistance for nutrient management-related activities.

                    Pipeline (S)                                                                  Feet
                  Above Ground Pipeline                                                                      $         0.90                    $         1.08
                  Buried Pipeline, Non-Bedded PE                                                             $         1.92                    $         2.30
 516      Feet    Buried Pipeline, Non-Bedded PVC                                                            $         2.38                    $         2.85                   20 Years

                  Buried Pipeline, Large Diameter (4" diameter or more needed)                               $         3.89                    $         4.66

                  Pipeline with Boring                                                                       $       24.61                     $        29.53
1. Payment for this practice is only available as a component of “Prescribed Grazing” and/or “Access Control” to provide livestock water on grazing lands where existing water supplies
are inadequate for proper grazing management and site conditions warrant the practice.
2.See the “Pipeline” conservation practice standard.

                    Pumping Plant (S)                                                          Number
               Wastewater - Electric Screw Pump                                                        $     734.34                   $      881.21
               Wastewater - Fuel Pump                                                                  $ 9,290.09                     $ 11,148.10
               Manure Pump                                                                             $ 5,384.04                     $ 6,460.85
               1. Payment for the above three options is only authorized when included as a component of an existing CNMP.
               2. The CNMP must have been developed (or updated if a CNMP already exists) and reference this practice, BEFORE technical or financial assistance is
               provided.
               3. The type and size of the pump MUST be provided to the Area Conservationist at the time of application AND receive written approval from the Area
               Conservationist PRIOR to CPO development.
               Livestock Water - Shallow (<25 feet) Draw                                               $     969.89                   $ 1,163.87
 533    Number                                                                                                                                                                  15 Years
               Livestock Water - Deep (>25 feet) Draw OR Sump-with-pump                                $ 1,914.10                     $ 2,296.92

                  1. Payment for the above two options is only authorized when needed as a component of “Prescribed Grazing”, “Access Control” &/or a CNMP (CNMP
                  must have been developed [or updated if a CNMP already exists] and reference the need to replace an existing wellhead on the acres in this application).
                  2. Payment is authorized on grazing lands where the current water supply is inadequate for livestock, and an underground or surface water supply is
                  adequate in quantity and quality for the purpose to be served and can be developed at an economical cost.
                  3. Payment is NOT authorized under the 'Deep Draw or Sump-with-pump' option for use with surface water sources.
                  Livestock Water - Solar Pump                                                             $ 2,952.92                     $ 3,543.51

                  1. Payment for this option is only available when used in conjunction with new “Prescribed Grazing” systems; payment is not eligible on systems that
                  currently meet the 528 Standard.
1. Payment is NOT authorized for electricity or a power unit or for PTO-driven pumps.
2. See the “Pumping Plant” conservation practice standard.
                  Shallow Water Development & Mgmnt for Wildlife                                                              $     5,000.00                    $    6,000.00
 646      Acre                                                                                                                                                                   1 Year
                  Shallow Water Management (Adoption Period Required) (M)                        Acre        $       48.07                     $        57.68
1. See the MO NRCS "Shallow Water Management for Wildlife" Activity Sheet and the “Shallow Water Management for Wildlife” conservation practice standard.




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                                                                                                                                                   Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                                Payment               Maximum
                                            Conservation Practice                                                                                  Payment        Maximum         Lifespan
                                                                                                                                 Amount 4/
Code       Unit                                                                                     Unit              Rate                         Rate 3/        Amount 4/

 632     Number     Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility                 (S)                                                   See NOTE                         See NOTE
                                                                                                                                                                                  15 Years
                   Concrete Tank for Gravity Separation of Solid Materials                          cu ft       $         3.88                 $         4.65

1. Payment for this practice is only authorized when included as a component of an existing CNMP, where waste is generated by agricultural production or processing.
2. The CNMP must have been developed (or updated if a CNMP already exists) and reference this practice, BEFORE technical or financial assistance is provided.
3. See the “Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility” conservation practice standard.
NOTE: A financial assistance limit of $21,000 (or $25,175 for HU applicant) applies to those FY12 EQIP offers where the applicant does not directly control (i.e., is not the direct owner
or operator) livestock production. Requests in which the applicant directly controls the production of waste/litter are not subject to these financial assistance limits.


                    Stream Crossing (S)                                                             sq ft
 578     Number Gravel/Stone/Rock (with Site Prep & Geotextile fabric)                                          $         2.00                 $         2.39                     10 Years
                   Concrete (with Site Prep, Gravel & Pumper Truck)                                             $         5.19                 $         6.23
1. Payment is only authorized as a component of the “Prescribed Grazing” or "Access Control" conservation practices.
2. Payment is limited to gravel, crushed stone, rip-rap rock, concrete, wood materials, geotextiles, and earth work to construct and protect stream crossings, landings, and trails;
financial assistance is not available for bridges.
3. Stream crossings will be constructed at the same elevation as the channel bed.
4. Applicant will acquire all COE permits and wetland determinations before practice commencement.
5. See the “Stream Crossing” conservation practice standard.
                    Structure for Water Control (S)                                               Number
                Weir Box Structure - Pipe Diameter 15" or less                                                  $     1,804.00                 $     2,165.00
                Weir Box Structure - Pipe Diameter greater than 15"                                             $     3,346.00                 $     4,015.00
                Stoplog Structure - Pipe Diameter 15" or less                                                   $     2,623.00                 $     3,148.00
                Stoplog Structure - Pipe Diameter greater than 15"                                              $     4,627.00                 $     5,553.00
 587     Number                                                                                                                                                                   20 Years
                Flap/Side Gate Structure - Pipe Diameter 15" or less                                            $     1,507.00                 $     1,809.00
                   Flap/Side Gate - Pipe Diameter greater than 15"                                              $     3,038.00                 $     3,646.00
                   Weir Box Structure - For Existing Subsurface Systems                                         $       444.00                 $       533.00
                   1. When used in conjunction with subsurface irrigation systems, existing subsurface tiles and/or surface ditches must be in place when the FY12 EQIP
                   application is initiated (i.e., CPA1200 is signed).
1. Payment is authorized for water control structures when needed for “Drainage Water Management” and/or for "Irrigation System - Surface and Subsurface."
2. When used in conjunction with subsurface irrigation systems, existing subsurface tiles &/or surface ditches must be in place when the FY12 EQIP application is initiatide (i.e.,
CPA1200 is signed.
3. See the “Structure for Water Control” conservation practice standard.
                    Tree/Shrub Establishment (S)
                   Bare Root Stock (trees &/or shrubs with weed control)                      Number            $        1.63                  $         1.95
                   Container Stock (trees with weed control)                                  Number            $       14.64                  $        17.57
                   1. The above options will include chemical, mechanical or mulch for weed control.
 612      Acre     Bare Root Stock (trees &/or shrubs) Using Weed Mat & Pins                  Number            $        1.55                  $         1.86                     15 Years
                   Container Stock (trees) Using Weed Mat & Pins                              Number            $       14.57                  $        17.48
                   1. The above two options will include weed mat & landscape pins for weed control.
                   Tree/Shrub Seeds                                                                Acre         $      279.80                  $      335.80
1. Bare Root and Container options require a minimum of three years weed control.
2. Container shrubs are eligible for payment at the 'Container Stock' payment only if used for (A) farmstead shelterbelt/windbreaks or (B) covey headquarters .
3. See the “Tree/Shrub Establishment” conservation practice standard.




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                                                                                                                                               Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                             Payment               Maximum
                                           Conservation Practice                                                                               Payment        Maximum      Lifespan
                                                                                                                              Amount 4/
Code      Unit                                                                                   Unit              Rate                        Rate 3/        Amount 4/
                   Tree/Shrub Site Preparation (S)                                              Acre
                  Tree/Shrub Site Prep - Mechanical                                                          $       37.10                 $        44.50
 490      Acre    Tree/Shrub Site Prep - Mechanical with Temporary Cover                                     $       80.20                 $        96.20                   1 Year
                  Tree/Shrub Site Prep on Cropland - Chemical                                                $       22.50                 $        27.00
                  Tree/Shrub Site Prep on Noncropland - Chemical                                             $       27.00                 $        32.40
1. When needed, payment is authorized for one chemical and one mechanical treatment; payment is NOT authorized for more than one chemical or more than one mechanical
treatment.
2. For use with only "Riparian Forest Buffer" and "Tree and Shrub Planting". See the “Tree/Shrub Site Preparation” conservation practice standard.
                   Underground Outlet (S)                                                        Feet
                  Pipe Diameter Less than 6" is Required                                                     $        1.86                 $         2.24
 620      Feet    Pipe Diameter - 6" thru 8" is Required                                                     $        2.55                 $         3.06                  20 Years
                  Pipe Diameter - 10" is Required                                                            $        4.12                 $         4.94
                  Pipe Diameter Greater than 10" is Required                                                 $        5.29                 $         6.35
1. See the “Underground Outlet” conservation practice standard.
                   Waste Storage Facility (S)             1/                                                                  See NOTE                       See NOTE
                  Solids (Limestone or compacted earth floor) - Existing or Low
                                                                                                 sq ft       $        2.52                 $        3.02
                  Expansion (see item 3)
                  Solids (Limestone or compacted earth floor) - Medium Expansion                 sq ft       $        2.01                 $        2.85
                  (see item 3)
                  Solids (Limestone or compacted earth floor) - High Expansion or All            sq ft       $        1.34                 $        2.18
                  SolidsOperationsfloor)item 3)
                  Other (Concrete (see - Existing or Low Expansion (see item 3)                  sq ft       $        4.09                 $        4.91
                  Solids (Concrete floor) - Medium Expansion (see item 3)                        sq ft       $        3.27                 $        4.64
                  Solids (Conrete floor) - High Expansion or All Others (see item 3)             sq ft       $        2.18                 $        3.55
                  LidTank/SmallConcreteTank(<15,000 cu ft) - Existing or Low                     cu ft       $        7.14                 $        8.57
                  Expansion
                  LidTank/SmallConcreteTank(<15,000 cu ft) - Medium Expansion                    cu ft       $        5.72                 $        8.10

                  LidTank/SmallConcreteTank (<15,000 cu ft) - HighExpansion or All
                                                                                                 cu ft       $        3.81                 $        6.19
                  Other Operations
                  Concrete Liquids(15,000-100,000 cuft) - Existing or Low Expansion              cu ft       $        1.90                 $        2.29

                  Concrete Liquids(15,000-100,000 cuft) - Medium Expansion                       cu ft       $        1.52                 $        2.16

 313    Number Concrete Liquids(15,000-100,000 cuft) - High Expan or All Other Ops               cu ft       $        1.02                 $        1.65                   15 Years

                  Concrete Liquids Storage >100,000 cu ft - Existing or Low Expan                cu ft       $        0.93                 $        1.12
                  Concrete Liquids Storage >100,000 cu ft - Medium Expansion                     cu ft       $        0.75                 $        1.06
                  Concrete Liquids Storage >100,000 cu ft - High Expan or All Others             cu ft       $        0.50                 $        0.81
                  Glass Lined Liquids - Existing or Low Expansion                                cu ft       $        1.36                 $        1.63
                  Glass Lined Liquids - Medium Expansion                                         cu ft       $        1.09                 $        1.54
                  Glass Lined Liquids - High Expansion or All Other Operations                  cu ft        $        0.72                 $        1.18
                  Earthen Basin Liquids - Existing or Low Expansion                           1000 cu ft     $      158.32                 $      189.98
                  Earthen Basin Liquids - Medium Expansion                                    1000 cu ft     $      126.65                 $      179.42
                  Earthen Basin Liquids-High Expansion or All Other Operations                1000 cu ft     $       84.43                 $      137.21
                  Beef & Dairy Facility Scrape Alley - Existing or Low Expansion              alley sq ft    $        7.06                 $        8.47
                  Beef & Dairy Facility Scrape Alley - Medium Expansion                       alley sq ft    $        5.64                 $        8.00
                  Beef & Dairy Fac Scrape Alley - High Expansion or All Other Ops             alley sq ft    $        3.76                 $        6.11
                  1. The Beef & Dairy options are for improvements such as concrete pavements, stormwater diversion & manure collection.
                  2. The Scrape Alley options may be used on other animals only if provided to the Area Conservationist in writing at the time of application (when CPA-
                  1200 is signed ) AND receive written approval from the Area Conservationist prior to ranking of the FY12 EQIP application.



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                                                                                                FY12 Missouri MRBI NRCS EQIP Policies (11-9-2011)

                                                                                                                                                      Historically Underserved
    Practice                                                                                                Payment               Maximum
                                            Conservation Practice                                                                                     Payment        Maximum        Lifespan
                                                                                                                                 Amount 4/
Code       Unit                                                                                      Unit             Rate                            Rate 3/        Amount 4/

1. Payment for this practice is only authorized when included as a component of an existing CNMP, where waste is generated by agricultural production or processing.
 2. The CNMP must have been developed (or updated if a CNMP already exists) and reference this practice, BEFORE technical or financial assistance is provided.
3. Payment for a stacking shed is only available when used for dry waste handling systems (e.g., poultry, scrape system, pack bedding).
4. See the “Waste Storage Facility” conservation practice standard.
NOTE: A financial assistance limit of $21,000 (or $25,175 for HU applicant) applies to those FY12 EQIP offers where the applicant does not directly control (i.e., is not the direct owner
or operator) livestock production. Requests in which the applicant directly controls the production of waste/litter are not subject to these financial assistance limits.

                   Waste Transfer          (S)
                  Underground Pipeline                                                             linear ft    $        6.34                     $        7.60
                  Pipeline Boring (must be used with 'Underground Pipeline' option)                linear ft    $       68.44                     $       82.13
 634     Number                                                                                                                                                                     10 Years
                  1. Payment (based on required casing length) is available for installation which includes casing, access pit & appurtenances, when directional pipeline
                  Complete Operational Flush System                                              ft. width    $    249.41                   $     299.30

                  1. Payment is authorized for the installation of flush tank, concrete & pipe; payment is based on the width in feet of the flush lane, alley or pen.

1. Payment for this practice is applicable only as a component of an existing CNMP, where manure is generated by livestock production or processing and a conveyance system is
necessary to transfer manure.
2. The CNMP must have been developed (or updated if a CNMP already exists) and reference this practice, BEFORE technical or financial assistance is provided.
3. Transfer may be from a production facility to a storage/treatment facility OR from a storage/treatment facility to an area of utilization.
4. See the “Waste Transfer” conservation practice standard.
                     Water and Sediment Control Basin (S)                                         cu yds fill
  638 Number When Using UGO                                                                                    $         2.26                 $   2.71                    10 Years
                   When Using Principal Spillway Pipe                                                          $         2.74                 $   3.28
1. See the “Water and Sediment Control Basin” conservation practice standard.
                    Watering Facility (S)                                                          Number                       $      5,500.00                    $     6,600.00
                  Portable Tank/Trough                                                                          $      329.27                     $       395.12
                  Permanent Tank, Large or Fountain                                                             $      993.86                     $     1,192.63
                1. Payment is only authorized on the two watering tank(s) options above as a component of “Prescribed Grazing” and/or “Access Control” to provide
 614     Number watering facilities for livestock at selected locations that will protect vegetative cover through proper distribution of grazing or to reduce/eliminate livestock 20 Years
                use of existing streams or ponds for water.
                  Watering Facility for Wildlife                                                                $      523.26                     $      627.91
                  1. Payment is authorized when needed to provide adequate drinking water for wildlife during critical periods.

1. See the “Watering Facility” conservation practice standard.

                                                                          Footnotes and Acronym Information

        An Existing livestock operation is:
         a. Currently in operation producing meat, milk, eggs, fiber, or other livestock-related marketable products;
  1/     b. Consists of major physical facilities installed on the tract included in this EQIP application (i.e., swine house, milk barn, etc), AND
            1) does not have an adequate livestock waste management system OR
            2) has a livestock waste management system that currently is in need of retrofitting or rehabilitation.

        An Expanding livestock operation is:
          a. An operation that meets the definition of an Existing livestock operation, but will increase current/existing animal numbers &/or construct facilities on a tract where no
        facilities exist, AND
  1/     High Expansion: (1) needs to add facilities due to a greater than 75% increase in current/existing animal numbers or (2) expansion will lead to a change in regulatory
        classification or (3) construct facilities on a tract where no facilities exist OR
         Medium Expansion: needs to add facilities due to a 30.1% through 75% increase in current/existing animal numbers OR
          Low Expansion: needs to add facilities due to a 30% or less increase in current/existing animal numbers.




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                                                                                                                                                     Historically Underserved
      Practice                                                                                               Payment               Maximum
                                              Conservation Practice                                                                                  Payment        Maximum          Lifespan
                                                                                                                                  Amount 4/
Code       Unit                                                                                       Unit             Rate                          Rate 3/        Amount 4/
         All Other livestock operations:
           a. Applicant does not directly control the production of waste material from livestock production (i.e., applicant is the recipient of waste material from an operation that he/she
         has no influence [i.e., is not the direct owner or operator] in the day-to-day activities of that operation) OR
  1/       b. Applicant is introducing a different type of livestock operation (i.e., current swine operation is adding a poultry house; current swine operation wants to change to a poultry
         operation) OR
           c. Applicant is introducing an entirely new livestock operation where no livestock operation currently exists OR
           d. An operation that does not meet the above definitions of Existing or Expanding.


         HU Payment Rate refers to the payment rate for Historically Underserved Farmers (Limited Resource Farmers, Beginning Farmers, and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers as
  3/     defined in the 2009 EQIP Interim Final Rule). It is the applicant's responsibility to provide adequate documentation AT THE TIME THEY SIGN THE CPA-1200 that supports
         their HU request before the applicant can apply for these HU funds; applicants who do not meet these requirements will NOT be eligible for Historically Underserved funds.


         Maximum Amounts for the life of the contract are established on certain conservation practices or options, as noted in this Policy. EQIP funds provide financial assistance to
         eligible farmers and ranchers to help these producers enhance agricultural and forested lands in a cost-effective and environmentally beneficial manner. Establishing
         Maximum Amounts for the contract allows Missouri NRCS to make EQIP funding assistance available to a larger number of eligible farmers, ranchers and forest producers
         here in Missouri, and also as a method to make funding available to eligible producers regardless of size of operation (i.e., by not obligating large amounts of funds on
         operations with more acres, Missouri EQIP funds will be available to a larger number of separate operations). The specified “Maximum Amounts” for identified practices within
         this policy does not allow applicants to exceed the maximums through multiple offers/contracts on different acres when those acres are controlled by the same applicant(s),
  4/
         where 'control' means possession of the land by ownership, written lease, or other legal agreement (as generally indicated on FSA’s EZ156 &/or Producer Farm Data Report
         forms. Historically Underserved Maximum Amounts refers to the maximum contract payment for Historically Underserved Farmers (Limited Resource Farmers, Beginning
         Farmers, and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers as defined in the 2009 EQIP Interim Final Rule). NOTE: While there is no restiction on the number of applications (or contracts,
         if funded) that may be submitted by an applicant for FY12 EQIP, all FY12 EQIP applications (and contracted amounts) will count towards the FY12 Maximum Amount as listed
         in FY12 EQIP Policy for any and all FY12 EQIP applications (and FY12 EQIP contracts, if funded) where acres are controlled by the same applicant(s), where 'control' means
         possession of the land by ownership, written lease, or other legal agreement (as generally indicated on FSA’s EZ156 &/or Producer Farm Data Report forms).

CAP Conservation Activity Plan: Generally require site-specific manaement techniques and/or methods, and have a practice lifespan of one year.
CNMP Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan
CPO Conservation Plan of Operations

         Conservation activities that generally require site-specific management techniques and/or methods, and have a practice lifespan of one year. In some cases , as indicated by
  M      "Adoption Period Required" in the title or option line, the practice or option must be adopted/applied two years within the length of the contract period. These are only available
         for payment on acres where the practice option has not been previously applied &/or utilized, and where there will be a higher level of management.


         Conservation practices that are either structural or vegetative, and have a multi-year lifespan. Structural practices involve the establishment, construction, or installation of site-
         specific measures. Vegetative practices involve the establishment or planting of site-specific vegetative measures. Payments are established as a one-time only payment, not
  S
         multi-year payments. Missouri policy requires the owner be a signatory to a contract which has EQIP funds used for any structural or vegetative practice, in accordacne with
         CPM515.71(B)(2)(ii).

TSP      Technical Service Provider ( http://techreg.usda.gov/ )

     The USDA Animal Unit is a representation of the number of animals equivalent to 1,000 pounds of live average weight.
     Animal Type      Animals/AU       Animal Type        Animals/AU
     Fattened Cattle      1.14         Chicken Layers      250.00
USDA
     Milk Cows           0.74          Chicken Broilers    455.00
 AU
     Breeding Hogs        2.67         Pullets             250.00
     Hogs for Slaughter   9.09         Breeding Turkeys      50.0
                                    Slaughter Turkeys    67.00




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                                                            FY12 Missouri MRBI NRCS EQIP Policies (11-9-2011)

                                                                                                       Historically Underserved
  Practice                                                            Payment               Maximum
                                    Conservation Practice                                              Payment        Maximum     Lifespan
                                                                                           Amount 4/
Code    Unit                                                   Unit             Rate                   Rate 3/        Amount 4/




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                                                            FY12 Missouri MRBI NRCS EQIP Policies (11-9-2011)

                                                                                                       Historically Underserved
  Practice                                                            Payment               Maximum
                                    Conservation Practice                                              Payment        Maximum     Lifespan
                                                                                           Amount 4/
Code    Unit                                                   Unit             Rate                   Rate 3/        Amount 4/




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                                                            FY12 Missouri MRBI NRCS EQIP Policies (11-9-2011)

                                                                                                       Historically Underserved
  Practice                                                            Payment               Maximum
                                    Conservation Practice                                              Payment        Maximum     Lifespan
                                                                                           Amount 4/
Code    Unit                                                   Unit             Rate                   Rate 3/        Amount 4/




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