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Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)

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Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)


The Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to voluntarily address issues such as water management, water quality, and erosion control by incorporating conservation into their farming operations.


Be engaged in livestock or agricultural production and have annual potential sales of $1,000 or more. Have an interest in the farming operation associated with the land being offered for AMA enrollment. Have control of the land for the term of the proposed contract. Be in compliance with the provisions for protecting the interests of tenants and sharecroppers, including the provisions for sharing AMA payments on a fair and equitable basis. Be within appropriate payment limitation requirements. Land eligibility: on which agricultural commodities or livestock are produced such as cropland, hayland, pastureland, rangeland, and grassland; land used for subsistence purposes, private non-industrial forestland or other land on which agricultural products, livestock or forest-related goods are produced; where risk may be mitigated through operation diversification or change in resource conservation practices.

Climate Change Component

Addressing water management and quality as well as erosion, are all ways to adapt to our changing climate.

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The program pays financial assistance of up to 75% of the cost of installing conservation practices. The total AMA payments shall not exceed $50,000 per participant for any fiscal year.

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