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Hay Storage

 

Livestock/Acreage Minimum Requirements
Premises
Registration
Certifications
$7,500 Maximum
Reimbursement
Cattle - 30 Head
Goats/Sheep - 50 Head
Hay - 50 Acres
Required for Livestock Producers
BQA
Beef and Dairy
Standard 35%
Cost Share
Max $2 per sq ft
Master 50%
Cost Share
Max $3 per sq ft
Head of livestock = maximum number of single type, regardless of sex or age, at one time during the last 12 months.
  • Lifetime Limit - this program has a lifetime limit of four (4) reimbursements
  • Quotes are not required to request cost share funds
  • Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum amount
  • Reimbursement packet supersedes application information
       
 

PROGRAM GOALS: Improve quantity and nutritional quality by using proper storage and management

Application Period:
Closed

Reimbursement Deadline:
May 1, 2016
Guidelines: use application A to apply - pages 21 - 23 in printed application, application A instructions
Eligible Items
    1. New structures and additions to existing structures
      1. New structures must be a min. of 900 sq. ft. - loft or 2nd level will not be considered in total sq. ft. of structure
      2. Min. eave height - 14 ft. high clearance for new structures
        and additions
      3. Use of structure must be for hay storage only
      4. At least one side/end must be completely open
    2. Site Preparation - site must be well drained; cost of elevated pad construction is eligible, clearing of land is not eligible
    3. Roof - metal, shingles, or a polymer coated fabric
      (e.g., Cover- All, Clear Span, Super Structure, etc.)
    4. Flooring - recommended but not required; 4- 6 inches of gravel on geotextile fabric is eligible for cost share
    5. Labor conducted by a contractor - labor provided by applicant or their employees is not eligible
Requirements Hay Storage Examples
    1. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria.
    2. Hay storage structures must conform to the minimum requirements and guidelines of the University of Tennessee Extension Service. These guidelines are available at county UT Extension offices or online at www.tn.gov/taep under Hay Storage.

Reimbursement maximums per square foot
Approvals will be allocated for the maximum amount of $7,500. Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum per square foot. Examples of how to calculate reimbursement amount will be included in reimbursement instructions and at www.tn.gov/taep.

    1. 35% Cost Share - Standard Producer
      $2.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement
      Gravel and site prep - Max $300 reimbursement
      Total reimbursement not to exceed $7,500
    2. 50% Cost Share - Master Producer
      $3.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement
      Gravel and site prep - Max $500 reimbursement
      Total reimbursement not to exceed $7,500
Ineligible Items
    1. Cost of clearing land
    2. Renovations of existing structures
    3. Labor provided by applicant or their employees
    4. Concrete flooring
    5. Completely enclosed buildings - no more than three walls
    6. Doors - walk through and drive through
    7. Used materials are not eligible for reimbursement
    8. Windows are not eligible
    9. Corral panel
    10. Loft
    11. Insulation
    12. Car ports
For additional information call 1-800-342-8206 or email hay.storage@TN.gov
Eligibility
Requirements
Application
Rules
Application A
Materials
Premises Registration