Agricultural Conservation Low Interest Loans (LILAC)


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Low Interest Loans for Agricultural Conservation (LILAC) are available to help farmers to help farmers install best management practices (BMPs) on their farms, purchase conservation equipment and adopt new technologies that help protect natural resources and safeguard water quality in streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. The loans can be used to supplement federal and state cost-share payments for BMPs. They may also be used to purchase certain types of equipment to reduce soil erosion and to manage nutrients.

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Eligible equipment and BMPs include: Manure spreaders, pumps, appurtenances and other equipment needed to manage nutrients, Animal waste management systems, Erosion control structures, Sediment control ponds, Composting facilities, Steam protection practices, Grazing land management, Wetland creation and enhancement, Technologies such as integrated optical sensing equipment, nutrient application equipment, and global positioning systems that manage agricultural nutrient applications.


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