University of Maryland Extension

Agricultural Nutrient Management Program

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anmp

Definition of Animal Operations

Non-Ag Animals (Kennels & Biomedical Facilities) Calculating Animal Units Slaughter/Feed Cattle

CREP Acres Only (No Cropland)

Q. I don't actively farm my land; however, I receive more than $2,500 in income due to CREP payments. Do I still need a nutrient management plan? ( Posted May 20, 2003 ) A. No. MDA has developed an exemption form for situations such as this. Contact your regional MDA office and they can provide you...

Manure on CREP Land

Q. I enrolled a significant portion of my farm in the CREP Program a few years ago. I raise beef cattle and still have some pasture and hay fields; however, I am concerned that I may not have enough available ground for spreading the manure that accumulated over the winter. My nutrient management...

CREP & CRP

Manure on CREP Land CREP Acres Only (No Cropland)

Certified Farm Operator (CFO) Eligibility

Q. I work for a horse boarding operation and would like to develop a nutrient management plan for the operation. If I become certified as a certified farm operator can I develop the plan for my employer's operation? ( Posted June 2, 2005 ) A. The certification program for farm operators is...

Annual Income

Q. Is a nutrient management plan required in a situation where a producer has a number of small properties and doesn't make $2,500 on any individual property, however collectively makes more than $2,500? ( Posted November 29, 2004 ) A. An individual who receives annual farm income from one or...

Annual Implementation Report (AIR)

Q. I received a letter from the MDA that included an Annual Implementation Report (AIR) which is due on March 1st of every year. Must I now submit my nutrient management plan before the growing season and then my AIR after the growing season? ( Posted March 7, 2005 ) A. No. The AIR was designed to...

Account ID Numbers

Q. I am developing a nutrient management plan for a farm that was recently subdivided. As a result of the subdivision, several fields have multiple account ID numbers. Is it necessary to list all account ID numbers on the MDA Reporting Form or can I list just one? ( Posted November 29, 2004 ) A. If...

Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation - FAQ

The following categories deal with the most frequently asked questions about the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE): C Factor P Factor Hydrologic Soil Group (HSG) Contouring Strip Cropped Fields

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