DEQ Low Interest Loans for Agricultural Best Management Practices

In July 2019, DEQ expects to resume the Agricultural BMP Loan Program to offer agricultural producers low cost options for implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs).  Several changes are being proposed including zero percent interest on all loans, the potential for loan forgiveness, no "long term" loan requirement, and an expanded list of eligible practices.

DEQ is seeking stakeholder input followed by a stakeholder meeting at the Augusta County Government Center at 10 a.m. on April 12 to discuss proposed changes and requirements for application.

The proposed guidelines will be available for public comment later this spring and application materials are expected to be available summer 2019.

Contact Karen Doran or Lars Bolton for more information.

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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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