The State Revolving Fund (SRF) Agricultural Nonpoint Source (AgNPSLP) Loan Program provides a source of low interest financing for managing dairy and milking parlor waste and manure in an environmentally sound and cost effective manner.
These loans help dairy farmers implement best management practices on their farms to reduce the potential for pollution from their farming operations. This program is managed jointly by the Financial Assistance Branch, the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, and the state’s Conservation Districts.
Financing is available for the following dairy waste and manure management practices: Waste Management Systems, Equipment, Irrigation Equipment as part of a complete dairy waste management system for the purpose of spray irrigating wastes.
Any producer applying for an AgNPS loan must be obligated under a producer or supplier contract with one of the following dairy cooperatives or milk processors that has a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to participate in the AgNPS loan program: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Land O’Lakes, or Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Associate. Inc.
Interested producers should contact the DNREC Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Program or their local Conservation District office to apply for funding.