AgBMP Low Interest Loan

The AgBMP Loan Program is a water quality program that provides low  interest loans to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply  businesses. The purpose is to encourage agricultural Best Management  Practices that prevent or reduce runoff from feedlots, farm fields and  other pollution problems identified by the county in local water plans.  The East Polk SWCD is part of a Joint Powers Board with 6 other  Northwest MN Soil and Water Conservation Districts that offer low  interest loans.

AgBMP Loan Program Example Practices

Septic Systems

  • Mound Septic Systems
  • Conventional Septic Systems
  • Septic Repair
  • Cluster Systems

Conservation Tillage

  • Chisel Plows
  • Disk Tillers
  • Planters
  • Mulchers
  • Rippers
  • Soil Finishers
  • Strip Tillage
  • Chopper Heads

Feedlot Improvements

  • Manure Storage Basins
  • Structural Feedlot Improvements
  • Livestock Exclusion
  • Landscaping and Diversions
  • Roof Runoff Control

Manure Managment

  • Manure Spreading Equipment
  • Manure Handling Equipment
  • Manure Agitation and Pumping

Chemical Management

  • Variable Rate Technology
  • GPS Control Systems
  • Chemical Storage
  • Flow Metering

Wetland Restoration

  • Wetland Restoration
  • Shoreline Restoration

Other  Practices: Flood Control, Well Relocation and Sealing, Odor Control,  Conservation Drainage, Wind Breaks, High Tunnel Systems, Irrigation  Controls. See Video about well sealing!

Any Practice that Improves Water Quality!


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