NRCS Conservation Programs - Civil Rights Reports

Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)

The Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) program 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. Producers may construct or improve water management structures or irrigation structures; plant trees for windbreaks or to improve water quality; and mitigate risk through production diversification or resource conservation practices, including soil erosion control, integrated pest management, or transition to organic farming. AMA is available in 16 states where participation in the Federal Crop Insurance Program is historically low: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

To learn more see AMA


Civil Rights Contract Data by: Race | Gender | Disabled | Ethnicity Hispanic | Socially Disadvantaged | Limited Resource Farmer | Beginning Farmer


Contracts


NRCS enters into AMA contracts with eligible producers or landowners willing to implement conservation practices. Applicants must own or control the land. By entering into a contract, the participant agrees to apply specified conservation practices, and NRCS obligates funds to provide technical and financial assistance for planning and applying these conservation practices. AMA contracts can be up to ten years in length. The table below reports the number of active or completed AMA contracts signed during each contract fiscal year, and the acres associated with those contracts.

AMA Contract Data Totals by Fiscal Year
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Contract Totals 214
13,874.9
426
11,101.6
275
7,868.5
140
2,111.5
119
3,421.7
190
4,227.0
200
3,498.5
286
2,740.9
377
2,021.5
168
4,201.6
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.

Civil Rights Data


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Civil Rights Division (CRD) places emphasis on Equal Opportunity for the Agency's employees and program customers. CRD strives to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable groups of society. Every employee, applicant, and customer must be treated fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect.

CRD enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, political beliefs, parental status, protected genetic information, or reprisal (retaliation) for prior EEO activity. Unlawful discrimination in any form will not be tolerated. The following tables present contract data for some of these items. Totals may not match contract totals due to how Civil Rights data is collected. Contracts may be counted more than once if they fit into more than one category.

AMA Contract Data by Race Category and Fiscal Year
Race Category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Asian 2
8.5


4
100.2
3
13.9
2
35.5
5
6.0
6
94.8
6
97.7
12
55.8
3
4.5
Black 2
21.0


2
6.4
1
18.0


1
0.1
2
80.5
2
1.7
11
11.8
4
4.0
Native American / Alaskan Native 1
2.0
5
103.1
7
645.1
3
32.2
1
5.0
1
141.3
2
10.5
4
36.6
7
21.4
1
1.0
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 3
43.5




1
4.0
1
1.0
4
66.0
2
160.0
2
22.0
4
3.6
3
6.2
White 197
13,441.2
81
3,765.1
250
6,727.2
115
1,680.7
105
3,263.1
165
3,889.0
175
2,994.0
254
2,430.0
321
1,805.3
144
3,963.8
Unknown 10
393.7
341
7,234.5
14
391.6
17
362.8
10
117.1
15
129.6
14
160.3
18
152.9
24
125.2
15
225.3
Total 215
13,909.9
427
11,102.6
277
7,870.5
140
2,111.5
119
3,421.7
191
4,232.0
201
3,500.1
286
2,740.9
379
2,023.1
170
4,204.8
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.

AMA Contract Data by Gender Category and Fiscal Year
Gender Category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Female / Organization Female Owned 32
1,255.1
11
348.6
63
744.6
21
93.5
35
1,097.0
44
306.6
60
430.3
69
783.7
121
491.8
39
126.3
Male / Organization Male Owned 133
6,908.3
58
2,670.6
166
5,002.2
85
1,241.8
65
1,786.0
109
2,323.9
112
2,383.0
184
1,515.3
210
1,226.4
97
2,300.5
Unknown / Other Organization Owned 54
6,007.5
358
8,087.5
50
2,312.0
36
783.7
21
540.0
38
1,657.0
33
710.8
34
442.0
47
305.6
36
1,813.7
Total 219
14,170.9
427
11,106.6
279
8,058.7
142
2,119.0
121
3,423.0
191
4,287.5
205
3,524.1
287
2,741.0
378
2,023.8
172
4,240.5
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.

AMA Contract Data by Disabled Category and Fiscal Year
Disabled Category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Disabled 2
41.1
1
1.0
22
507.5
2
11.0


4
110.0
5
84.3
5
65.3
4
13.4
1
1.0
Not Disabled 21
1,003.9
14
650.0
56
842.0
9
79.4
17
413.3
13
208.4
15
667.0
14
151.5
23
256.6
4
19.0
Unknown 191
12,829.9
411
10,450.6
197
6,519.1
129
2,021.1
102
3,008.4
173
3,908.6
180
2,747.2
267
2,524.1
350
1,751.5
163
4,181.6
Total 214
13,874.9
426
11,101.6
275
7,868.5
140
2,111.5
119
3,421.7
190
4,227.0
200
3,498.5
286
2,740.9
377
2,021.5
168
4,201.6
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.

AMA Contract Data for Producers with Hispanic/Latin Ethnicity by State and Fiscal Year
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Hawaii















1
0.3


Maine



1
12.0




1
10.0






1
0.1
Maryland

















1
3.0
Massachusetts









1
5.0








New York 1
34.2


2
13.1












1
1.0
Rhode Island











1
1.0






Vermont 1
3.0


















West Virginia





1
2.0


1
0.1




1
13.0


Wyoming

1
132.5


1
10.0












Total 2
37.2
1
132.5
3
25.1
2
12.0


3
15.1
1
1.0


2
13.3
3
4.1
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

AMA Contract Data for Socially Disadvantaged Producers by State and Fiscal Year
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Connecticut







1
5.5
1
1.3








Delaware





1
1.0








2
3.0


Hawaii 2
10.0


1
69.0


1
1.0
9
260.0
21
1,163.1
4
47.0
10
47.6
3
6.2
Maine

1
1.0
1
0.1


1
5.0


4
217.7
2
0.2
2
3.0


Maryland

3
12.6
1
5.0








1
23.0
3
6.5
4
10.0
Massachusetts



1
1.2




2
5.5
3
13.3


3
3.0


Nevada

2
2.0
5
5.0
2
0.2


1
141.3
7
50.4
2
33.1
1
0.1


New Hampshire





1
7.0












New Jersey



1
6.0
1
18.0




4
125.0


1
0.2


New York 4
50.3
4
21.6
1
0.1






1
1.0
3
32.6
3
1.7
6
6.0
Pennsylvania 1
4.8
1
1.0
1
0.1










1
0.7


Rhode Island











1
1.0
1
0.2
2
17.6
1
1.3
Utah 4
1,782.0
5
1,109.6
1
640.0
1
32.0








2
0.4


Vermont 1
3.0
1
1.0












2
2.1


West Virginia



2
25.6


1
30.0
1
0.1
2
3.7
1
1.7
4
24.0


Wyoming

1
132.5








1
1.0


2
1.7


Total 12
1,850.1
18
1,281.2
15
752.1
6
58.2
4
41.5
14
408.2
44
1,576.2
14
137.8
38
111.6
14
23.5
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

AMA Contract Data for Limited Resource Farmers by State and Fiscal Year
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Connecticut 2
18.6
2
8.5


1
30.0




2
21.0
1
0.6
2
2.9


Delaware













1
0.5




Hawaii 1
6.0




1
13.3






1
12.0
1
0.6
1
2.5
Maine

4
75.7
2
5.1
1
9.0


1
1.5
1
3.0
7
1.6
3
3.7
3
2.3
Maryland

3
2.1


1
1.0






1
13.9
3
26.0


Massachusetts



1
7.0






3
40.6
1
16.4


1
1.5
Nevada 1
135.0


1
0.1
1
1.0
2
2.0
1
1.4
2
1.0
1
1.7
1
0.7
1
0.6
New Hampshire 3
25.0
1
7.0


1
2.0


1
25.0
1
6.5
1
6.5


1
15.0
New Jersey

2
57.0
3
32.9
1
21.6
2
32.9
1
5.0
2
68.0
1
40.0


1
3.3
New York 4
48.1
9
32.3
5
23.0






2
4.9
2
1.8
8
4.4


Pennsylvania

8
31.6
1
1.0














Rhode Island





2
3.1


1
1.0
1
0.1
2
2.2
3
16.1


Utah

1
0.6






1
8.4




1
1.9


Vermont 1
8.0
2
5.7
2
19.8


2
6.4
1
1.0


1
1.5
3
0.4


West Virginia 1
140.0


3
20.0


1
0.4
3
2.5
13
232.8
5
14.2
1
1.0


Wyoming 1
7.0
6
580.8


1
8.0




2
92.2






Total 14
387.7
38
801.3
18
108.8
10
89.0
7
41.7
10
45.8
29
470.1
25
112.9
26
57.7
8
25.2
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

AMA Contract Data for Beginning Farmers by State and Fiscal Year
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Connecticut

4
17.0
1
1.0
6
17.5
5
16.2
6
11.9
7
20.8
3
31.6
10
20.2
1
3.0
Delaware 1
0.8


2
12.1
5
39.2
1
15.0
1
25.0
3
3.4
1
0.5
8
36.2
1
5.0
Hawaii 2
6.0
4
48.7
3
4.8
3
10.7
1
2.4
1
3.0
13
39.1
2
17.7
10
44.8
6
20.7
Maine

10
121.8
12
90.9
7
37.8
11
104.7
10
45.9
18
148.6
63
46.8
17
24.1
23
82.4
Maryland 3
131.2
26
41.2
5
12.0
5
8.5
2
6.5
3
29.0
6
66.2
3
20.4
10
30.2
8
106.7
Massachusetts 5
19.6
5
56.3
6
70.4
3
6.0
1
8.0
2
6.3
11
62.8
1
47.0
18
26.6
3
7.2
Nevada

6
13.6
8
9.6
9
19.6
6
3.6
5
22.2
15
15.5
7
1.6
11
1.4
13
1.4
New Hampshire 4
39.0
7
18.2
2
7.5


1
400.0


7
64.4
2
12.0
1
22.8
6
61.1
New Jersey 4
228.5
13
402.3
9
165.1
7
141.8
3
80.8
8
106.5
23
771.6
6
230.6
6
40.4
6
107.5
New York 11
205.2
25
65.4
16
66.7




1
4.5
7
91.1
10
61.4
21
10.9
14
13.2
Pennsylvania 6
185.6
23
110.6
13
97.7


1
12.0
3
33.2
6
33.8
13
26.5
22
88.8
4
2.2
Rhode Island 2
55.5
1
0.5
3
17.0
4
13.9
5
14.0
5
102.2
12
100.6
13
19.1
10
60.1
4
84.3
Utah 1
11.1
3
7.1
4
6.5
1
18.5


4
56.6
7
94.8
2
5.4
16
17.2
3
3.3
Vermont 3
71.0
6
77.4
4
20.9
2
12.8
5
10.6
4
11.0
9
26.8
6
23.9
5
4.3
6
5.2
West Virginia 7
177.8
9
267.6
12
150.7
6
94.5
10
36.8
27
116.2
41
121.9
25
62.6
64
328.6


Wyoming 5
225.5
5
174.1
3
108.0
1
6.0
1
702.0


7
69.7
3
0.3
13
36.8
2
2.0
Total 54
1,356.8
147
1,421.7
103
840.8
59
426.8
53
1,412.6
80
573.5
192
1,731.1
160
607.4
242
793.4
100
505.2
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

More Information

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Citation for this website:
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
ProTracts Program Contracts System October 2018
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC. 31 March 2019*
<http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/NRCS_RCA/reports/rsdno_ama.html>

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