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CNMP - Introduction

Nebraska Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning (CNMP)

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) are conservation plans that are unique to animal feeding operations.  These plans document the practices and management activities adopted by the land owner or operator to address the natural resource concerns related to soil erosion, water quality, utilization of manure and waste water, and disposal of organic by-products.

The Nebraska NRCS Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) webpage contents are divided into five sections.  This webpage is intended to provide policy, standards, guidance documents, templates, and example information that can be customized for use on actual CNMPs by NRCS and Technical Service Providers.  Not all information will be necessary on an individual CNMP.  The portions that are needed can be utilized and customized as appropriate to meet NRCS standards, as well as Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) regulations and other federal, state, and local requirements.

CNMPs must consider ten basic elements:  Background & Site Information; Manure and/or Wastewater Storage and Handling; Farmstead Safety and Security; Land Treatment Practices; Soil and Risk Assessment Analyses; Nutrient Management; Record Keeping; References; Feed Management; and Other Utilization Options (composting, energy production, off-site uses of manure and manure by-products).  The first eight elements are required for a CNMP.  The remaining two (Feed Management and Other Utilization Options) require specialized assistance and not required as part of a final CNMP.



The UNL Extension team for Animal Manure Management issues has revised the Nebraska P-Index.  The layout has been changed for easier use.  More cropping system options have been added.  It allows the use to do 30 scenarios in one summary report compared with six previously.  See CNMP Element 5.

Last Updated 07/31/2012