Program Year 2015
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section I – Policy and Procedures on SWCD Cost-share and Technical Assistance Funding Allocations

Section II – Cost Share Guidelines

Section III – VACS Best Management Practices

Practice Number Practice Name
CCI-CNT Long Term Continuous No Till Planting SystemsCCI-CNT-1
CCI-FRB-1 Forested Riparian BufferCCI-FRB-1-1
CCI-HRB-1 Herbaceous Riparian BufferCCI-HRB-1-1
CCI-SE-1 Stream ExclusionCCI-SE-1-1
FR-1 Reforestation of Erodible Crop and PasturelandFR-1-1
FR-3 Woodland Buffer Filter AreaFR-3-1
FR-4 Woodland Erosion StabilizationFR-4-1
LE-2 Livestock Exclusion With Reduced SetbackLE-2-1
NM-1A Nutrient Management Plan Writing and RevisionsNM-1A-1
NM-3C Split Application of Nitrogen on Corn using Pre-Sidedress Nitrate TestNM-3C-1
NM-4 Late Winter Split Application of Nitrogen on Small GrainNM-4-1
RMP-1 Resource Management Plan DevelopmentRMP-1-1
RMP-2 Resource Management Plan ImplementationRMP-2-1
SE-1 Vegetative Stabilization of Marsh Fringe AreasSE-1-1
SL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover on Cropland (State)SL-1-1
SL-3 Stripcropping SystemsSL-3-1
SL-3B Buffer StripcroppingSL-3B-1
SL-4 Terrace SystemSL-4-1
SL-5 DiversionSL-5-1
SL-6 Stream Exclusion with Grazing Land ManagementSL-6-1
SL-7 Cost Share Program Support For Extension of CREP Watering SystemsSL-7-1
SL-8 Protective Cover for Specialty CropsSL-8-1
SL-8B Small Grain Cover Crop for Nutrient ManagementSL-8B-1
SL-8H Harvestable Cover CropSL-8H-1
SL-9 Grazing Land ManagementSL-9-1
SL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover on Critical AreasSL-11-1
SL-15A Continuous No-till SystemSL-15A-1
SL-15B Continuous No-till Forage Production SystemSL-15B-1
WP-1 Sediment Retention, Erosion or Water Control StructuresWP-1-1
WP-2 Stream ProtectionWP-2-1
WP-2A Streambank StabilizationWP-2A-1
WP-3 Sod WaterwayWP-3-1
WP-4 Animal Waste Control FacilityWP-4-1
(MS Excel) NRCS 2012 Risk Assessment for Water Quality Impairment Worksheet
WP-4B Loafing Lot Management SystemWP-4B-1
(MS Excel) NRCS 2012 Risk Assessment for Water Quality Impairment Worksheet
WP-4C Composter FacilityWP-4C-1
WP-4F Animal Mortality IncineratorWP-4F-1
WP-6 Agricultural Chemical & Fertilizer Handling FacilityWP-6-1
WQ-1 Grass Filter StripsWQ-1-1
WQ-4 Legume Cover CropWQ-4-1
WQ-5 Water Table Control StructureWQ-5-1
WQ-11 Agricultural Sinkhole ProtectionWQ-11-1

Section IV – Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Tax Credit Program Guidelines

Tax Credit Only Best Management Practices

Practice Number Practice Name
SE-2 Shoreline StabilizationSE-2-1
SL-6A Small Acreage Grazing SystemSL-6A-1
SL-6B Alternative Water SystemSL-6B-1
SL-11B Farm Road or Heavy Traffic Animal Travel lane StabilizationSL-11B-1
WP-2B Stream Crossings & Hardened AccessWP-2B-1
WP-2C Stream Channel StabilizationWP-2C-1
WP-2D Maintenance of Stream Exclusion FencingWP-2D-1
WP-4D Soil Test in Support of Nutrient Management PlanWP-4D-1
WP-4E Animal Waste Structure Pumping EquipmentWP-4E-1
WP-5 Stormwater Retention PondWP-5-1
WP-7 Surface Water Runoff Impoundment for Water QualityWP-7-1
WP-8 Relocation of Confined Feeding Operations from Environmental Sensitive AreasWP-8-1
WQ-6 Constructed WetlandsWQ-6-1
WQ-6B Wetland RestorationWQ-6B-1
WQ-7 Irrigation Water Recycling SystemWQ-7-1
WQ-8 Fuel Storage TreatmentWQ-8-1
WQ-9 Capping/Plugging of Abandoned WellsWQ-9-1
WQ-10 Integrated Pest ManagementWQ-10-1

Section V - Virginia Agricultural BMP Revolving Loan Program Guidelines

Section VI – Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Guidelines

CREP Practices

Practice Number Practice Name
CP-21 CREP Filter Strip (Rental only)CP-21-1
CP-22 CREP Riparian Forest Buffer (Rental Only)CP-22-1
CP-23 CREP Wetland Restoration (Rental Only)CP-23-1
CP-29 CREP Wildlife Habitat Buffer (Rental Only)CP-29-1
CRFR-3 CREP Riparian Forest BufferCRFR-3-1
CRLF-1 CREP Buffer Length RecordingCRLF-1-1
CRSL-6 CREP Grazing Land ProtectionCRSL-6-1
CRWP-2 CREP Streambank Protection – FencingCRWP-2-1
CRWQ-1 CREP Grass Filter StripsCRWQ-1-1
CRWQ-6B CREP Wetland RestorationCRWQ-6B-1
CRWQ-11 CREP Agricultural Sinkhole ProtectionCRWQ-11-1

Section VII - Wildlife BMP Cost-Share Supplement

PRACTICES BELOW ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DGIF COST SHARE FUNDS IF SIGNUP IS IN THE IDENTIFIED COUNTIES - VACS COST-SHARE FUNDING IS NOT AVAILABLE TO FUND THESE PRACTICES

Practice Number Practice Name
WL-1 Field Borders / Wildlife OptionWL-1-1
WL-2 Idle Land / Wildlife OptionWL-2-1
WL-3 Fescue Conversion / Wildlife OptionWL-3-1

Section VIII - Virginia Poultry Litter Transport Incentive Program

Section IX - Glossary and Forms

Revised April 2014