MDA Offers Fall Cost-Share Grants for Manure Incorporation and I - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

MDA Offers Fall Cost-Share Grants for Manure Incorporation and Injection

Posted:
(Photo: MGN) (Photo: MGN)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBOC) – The Maryland Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it will offer financial assistance to farmers who incorporate or inject manure or other eligible organic products into cropland this fall as required by the state's nutrient management regulations.

The MDA said approximately $2 million in cost-share funds are available to help farmers comply with the regulations this year.

Cost-share costs for manure incorporation and inject range from $10 to $55 an acre depending on the equipment or services used. Farmers who use manure injection equipment will receive the highest reimbursement rates. Transportation costs are not cost-shared through this program, but grants to haul manure are available to eligible farms through MDA's Manure Transport Program.

“The O'Malley-Brown Administration is committed to providing farmers with the resources they need to comply with environmental regulations and help Maryland meet its nutrient reduction milestones for the Chesapeake Bay,” said Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance. “Farmers who want to switch to manure to help improve the soil, increase yields and save on commercial fertilizer costs should consider this program as well.”

Maryland's revised nutrient management regulations require farmers to inject or incorporate manure and other organic nutrient sources into the soil within 48 hours of application to achieve maximum water quality benefits for rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay.

Participation is for farmers who have not used eligible equipment or incorporation or injection of manure from Oct. 15, 2007 to Oct. 15, 2012.

Cost-share grants are administered by the Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share (MACS) Program. Applicants must be in good standing with MACS and in compliance with the Nutrient Management Program.

All work must be completed by Nov. 17, 2014 and all claims for payment received by Dec. 15, 2014.

Farmers should visit their local soil conservation district to sign-up. Applications will be accepted until funding runs out.

For more information, contact MDA at (410) 841-5864. To learn more about Maryland's sustainable policies, practices and programs, visit green.Maryland.gov and follow MDA on Twitter @GreenMaryland.
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Dover Comic Con Returns on Saturday

    Dover Comic Con Returns on Saturday

    Aug 17, 2018 6:45 PM -04:002018-08-17 22:45:00 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:45:47 GMT
    DOVER, Del. --- The Dover Comic Con is set to return Saturday, bringing thousands to Delaware's capital city for the celebration of comic books, TV shows and movies, and pop culture. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs till 5 p.m. and features more thMore
    DOVER, Del. --- The Dover Comic Con is set to return Saturday, bringing thousands to Delaware's capital city for the celebration of comic books, TV shows and movies, and pop culture. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs till 5 p.m. and features more thMore
  • Former Delaware State Lawmaker Sentenced

    Former Delaware State Lawmaker Sentenced

    Aug 17, 2018 6:03 PM -04:002018-08-17 22:03:00 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:36:43 GMT
    John C. Atkins John C. Atkins
    John C. AtkinsJohn C. Atkins
    DOVER, Del.- A former Delaware lawmaker was sentenced after being arrested three times in one month for assaulting his girlfriend during an argument.More
    DOVER, Del.- A former Delaware lawmaker was sentenced after being arrested three times in one month for assaulting his girlfriend during an argument. More
  • Dover Post Office Could Leave Downtown Dover as Part of Relocation

    Dover Post Office Could Leave Downtown Dover as Part of Relocation

    Aug 17, 2018 6:35 PM -04:002018-08-17 22:35:00 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:35:50 GMT
    DOVER, Del.- The U.S. Postal Service is moving forward on a proposal to move the Dover post office, The Postal Service said it was told by the City of Dover it could not renew its lease 55 Loockerman Plaza and would search for a new location, which has noMore
    DOVER, Del.- The U.S. Postal Service is moving forward on a proposal to move the Dover post office, The Postal Service said it was told by the City of Dover it could not renew its lease 55 Loockerman Plaza and would search for a new location, which has noMore
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Micro Homes For The Homeless In Ellendale

    Micro Homes For The Homeless In Ellendale

    A community activist in Sussex County has a vision for change--change he hopes will benefit the homeless population

    More

    A community activist in Sussex County has a vision for change--change he hopes will benefit the homeless population

    More
  • Second Wave of Debris, Pollution Enter Bay After Conowingo Dam Opens Gates

    Second Wave of Debris, Pollution Enter Bay After Conowingo Dam Opens Gates

    Rain and flooding decimated neighborhoods and towns in Northern Pennsylvania earlier this week. Now, all that water flowing down the Susquehanna River has reached the Conowingo Dam, rising fast and forcing engineers to open up six dam gates on Wednesday. Exelon, the dam's owner, expects to open more gates as water levels peak on Thursday.

    More

    Rain and flooding decimated neighborhoods and towns in Northern Pennsylvania earlier this week. Now, all that water flowing down the Susquehanna River has reached the Conowingo Dam, rising fast and forcing engineers to open up six dam gates on Wednesday. Exelon, the dam's owner, expects to open more gates as water levels peak on Thursday.

    More
  • Dover Air Force Base to Play Role in Identifying Korean War Remains

    Dover Air Force Base to Play Role in Identifying Korean War Remains

    A DNA identification laboratory at Dover Air Force Base will be playing a critical role in identifying the presumed remains of U.S. servicemen returned by North Korea only a couple weeks ago. The United States was given 55 containers of remains believed to hold remains former service members in late July, following diplomatic talks between the U.S. and North Korea.

    More

    A DNA identification laboratory at Dover Air Force Base will be playing a critical role in identifying the presumed remains of U.S. servicemen returned by North Korea only a couple weeks ago. The United States was given 55 containers of remains believed to hold remains former service members in late July, following diplomatic talks between the U.S. and North Korea.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices