Agriculture Sector Plan 2009-2010
To identify a list of priority actions through 2010 from voluntary and regulatory programs including USDA Farm Bill programs as well as
corporate stewardship efforts to reduce nutrient, sediment, pathogen and toxic impairments of Region 3 waters from agricultural lands.
The list will also include actions related to habitat and emerging contaminants of concern. These actions will be based on available data
including logic models and GIS. The HW-Agriculture workgroup will also benefit from sharing program information across Region 3
divisions and field offices.
1. Reduce nutrient, sediment, pathogen and toxic impairments.
2. Address habitat and human health issues.
3. Address emerging contaminants of concern
4. Data analysis and geographic targeting
5. Share program information
UUUHow do the projects fit together to deliver the wholesale changes we desire?
Unprecedented collaboration across team, branches, offices and divisions.
Integration of regulatory and non-regulatory programs and tools
Enforcement/compliance activities under #3 and #5 foster and encourage #2
UUUSynergy of Projects to Reduce Nutrients
Three general themes run across the eight (8) priority agriculture projects.
Integration of programs and external partners
Comprehensive management of manure from the livestock and poultry industry
Leveraging external partners to accelerate BMPs and promote cellulosic materials for ethanol plants
The Ecological and Restoration for Wetland, Riparian, and Water Quality project focuses on integration and targeting of technical and
financial resources on impaired watersheds and habitats from agriculture production. The first phase is to analyze programs, consider
program guidance changes that reflect integration and targeting opportunities, share recommended changes with states, rollout
innovative program g