Manure Transport and Matching Service

Manure Transport Program

This program helps poultry, dairy, beef and other animal producers cover the costs of transporting excess manure off their farms. Animal producers with high soil phosphorus levels or inadequate land to spread their manure can receive cost-share assistance of up to $20 per ton to transport excess manure to other farms or alterative use facilities that can use the product safely. To support Maryland's goal of transporting 20 percent of the poultry litter produced on the Lower Eastern Shore to other regions, cost-share rates are 20 percent higher for farms located in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico or Worcester counties. Farmers should call or visit their soil conservation district to enroll in this program. 

Manure Matching Service
Maryland’s Manure Matching Service connects farmers who have excess animal manure with nearby farmers or alternative use projects that can use the manure as a valuable resource.

Authorized by the Water Quality Improvement Act of 1998, the Service helps farmers manage manure resources, comply with nutrient management regulations, and protect water quality in streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. The Service is voluntary, free and available to both sending and receiving operations. For more information, call toll free 1-855-6MANURE.