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Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)

Staff Contact: Tim Garrahan, Farm Bill Specialist
(302) 678 - 4260
FAX: (302) 678-0843


Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) provides cost share assistance to agricultural producers to voluntarily address issues such as water quality, and erosion control by incorporating conservation into their farming operations. Producers may improve  animal operations; 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 high tunnel houses.

Delaware State AMA Program Information

AMA - 2018 (more to come)

Farmers can apply now for technical and financial assistance through the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA))

The first application cutoff date for fiscal year 2018 is October 20, 2017 for AMA.

NRCS accepts applications year-round but makes funding selections at application cut-off deadlines.

Producers with applications in before October 20 will have a higher chance of application approval as funding is limited.

Additional application cutoff dates are scheduled for the third Friday of each month until May 18, 2018.


  • FY 2017 Application Cutoff Dates:

  •  1st Application Cutoff Date – October 21, 2016
  •  2nd Application Cutoff Date – November 18, 2016
  •  3rd Application Cutoff Date – December 16, 2016
  •  4th Application Cutoff Date - January 20, 2017
  •  5th Application Cutoff Dare - February 17, 2017
  •  6th Application Cutoff Date - March 17, 2017
  •  7th Application Cutoff Date - April 21, 2017
  •  8th Application Cutoff Date - May 19, 2017

Delaware 2017 AMA Information

2017 AMA Cropland Ranking Tool (DOC; 23 KB)
2017 AMA Live Stock Ranking Tool (DOC; 23 KB)
2017 AMA Seasonal High Tunnel Ranking Tool (DOC; 23 KB)
2017 AMA Program Application Form CCC 1200 (PDF; 47 KB)
2017 AMA Eligible Practice List And Payment Schedule (XLSX; 63 KB)