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.

A Stakeholder meeting was held on April 12 at the Augusta County Government Center.  Based on the response to comments, the guidance was revised and released for public comment.  The public comment period will end on June 12, 2019.  The guidelines can be found on Town Hall and comments can be submitted to the contact person below:

Name / Title: Lars Bolton, Project Officer
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA  23218
Email Address:

Please make sure to include your name, address and phone number.

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

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