Rental Payment and Cost Share Worksheet
MnDOT CRP Landowner Agreement Form
- CP-17A Living Snow Fence Agreement Form (Word, 107 KB)
Standing Corn Row Agreement Form
- Standing Corn Row Agreement Form (Word, 176 KB)
Farm Product Price Index
The Farm Product Price Index for 2012 was 192.5. The Index is used to determine whether or not MnDOT's annual payment to the landowner should be adjusted upwards based on the rise of agriculture commodity values from the previous year. Should the value decline, MnDOT still agrees to honor and not fall below the original landowner sign up dollar value.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Forms
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
is a voluntary conservation program from the USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service. Through EQIP, eligible landowners may
receive technical and financial assistance (practice payments) for
establishing environmental or conservation practices on their land.
Sign-up for EQIP takes place at local NRCS
Establishing living snow fences is an eligible practice in EQIP. Supporting practices such as site preparation, weed control and other conservation practices as needed are also eligible for practice payments under EQIP. MnDOT's Living Snow Fence Cost Share Program is eligible to landowners who have a new EQIP contract for establishing living snow fences. Questions? Contact Ginger Kopp, State Staff Forester, NRCS, at 651-602-7909.
- MnDOT EQIP Landowner Agreement Form (Word, 101 KB)
Memorandum of Understanding
A Memorandum of Understanding was created between MnDOT, Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA - Farm Service Agency, and the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts to plant living snow fences along MnDOT highways. The MOU provides a method for living snow fence projects to be delivered in a timely manner with greater satisfaction for all partners involved.
Become a state vendor
Become a state vendor for leaving standing corn rows or growing a living snow fence through the Statewide Integrated Financial Tools system. The Swift system provides vendors with self-service functions that include requesting changes to addresses and contact information as well as viewing purchase orders and payments. Vendors can also sign up for direct deposit through the system.
- A Landowners Guide to Living Snow Fences (PDF, 211 KB)
- Growing and Maintaining Living Snow Fences (PDF, 135 KB)
- Conservation Practice 17A Living Snow Fence - Minnesota CRP Continuous Sign-up (PDF, 153 KB)
- Media talking points (PDF, 19 KB)