VA Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP) Cost Share Program
Through funding provided by the VA Soil and Water Conservation Board and the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District (Eastern Shore SWCD) administers the VA Agricultural Best Management Practice (BMP) Cost-Share Program in Accomack and Northampton Counties.
The goal of the Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share Program is to improve water quality in the VA's streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. Cost Share assistance is offered as an incentive to implement best management practices. The basis of the program is to encourage the voluntary installation of agricultural BMPs to meet Virginia's non-point pollution reduction objectives. Emphasis is given on the implementation of agricultural BMPs in locations that provide the greatest nutrient and sediment reductions for the taxpayer's dollar and interest. Many different practices are offered that can assist landowners and producers in maintaining soil on the land with consequent benefits to crop production and water quality.
More information and specifications of best management practices are found in the most current FY22 VA Ag BMP Cost Share Manual. Many practices listed are eligible for VA Tax Credits.
If you are a new participant in the VA AG BMP Cost Share Program you are required to fill in a W-9 Form to participate
in any cost share program. If you are not a new participant but your information or address has changed please submit
an updated form to the District.
COVER CROP BMP Cost Share :
NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLANNING Cost Share:
SPLIT APPLICATION ON SMALL GRAINS BMP Cost Share:
SIDEDRESS ON CORN BMP Cost Share:
CONTINUOUS NO-TILL BMP Cost Share :
POULTRY BEST MANAGEMENT Cost Share Practices: