Agriculture

There are several programs within the DEQ that involve the agricultural community.  In addition, DEQ partners with other state and federal agencies to deliver ag-related programs. These agencies include the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service (VCES), the VA Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Environmental protection related to Virginia’s agricultural activities is achieved through a combination of regulatory and voluntary programs.

Animal Feeding Operations/ Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

DEQ Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Programs

EPA CAFO Rule

Biosolids

Biosolids Land Application Program

Water Reuse

Water Reclamation and Reuse Program

Clean Water Financing & Assistance

Low Interest Loans for Agricultural Best Management Practices

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)

TMDL Program

Guidance Manual for TMDL Implementation Plans

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

VA NRCS Programs

NRCS Available Technical Resources

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service (VCES)

On-Farm Composting

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS)

Agricultural Stewardship Program (ASA)

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

Nutrient Management Program (NMP)

Agricultural BMP Cost Share and Tax Credit Programs (BMP)


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


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