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Nutrient Management Policies

Updatd 06/26/2013

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Conservation Practice Standards

 USDA-NRCS - Minnesota Conservation Practice Standard Nutrient Management (Code 590)  (pdf; 186 KB)
Describes factors that must be addressed when designing a nutrient management system.

 USDA-NRCS - Minnesota Conservation Practice Standard Waste Utilization (Code 633)  (pdf; 27 KB)
Describes factors that must be addressed when designing a system to utilize manure and other organic by-products.

Nutrient Management Policies

USDA-NRCS Nutrient Management Policy (pdf; 93 KB)
(General Manual: Title 190 Ecological Sciences, Part 402 Nutrient Management)
Describes national NRCS policy on nutrient management; nutrient management planning; plan components and recordkeeping requirements

USDA-NRCS - Minnesota Nutrient Management Requirements for EQIP Contracts  (pdf; 123 KB)  03/08
Describes practices and procedures that must be implemented to receive incentive payments for nutrient management. Incentive payments are offered through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program per year for three years for no more than 250 acres.

USDA-NRCS-Minnesota Comprehensive Nutrient Management Requirements for EQIP Contracts (pdf; 88 KB)

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning (CNMP) Technical Guidance 
National NRCS Planning Procedures Handbook CNMP guidance

USDA-NRCS-Minnesota Nutrient Management and Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning Policy (pdf; 374 KB)
Minnesota Amendment to National Planning Procedures Handbook?

Minimum Standards for Providers of Conservation Technical Assistance Associated with Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMP) (pdf; 126 KB)
This General Manual document describes requirements for NRCS staff to provide CNMP assistance. Requirements are also referenced in TechReg relative to TSPs