Manure Transport Program

Manure Transport Program

manure transport

Description

The Manure Transport Program provides grants to help poultry, dairy, and other animal producers transport excess manure off their farms. Animal producers with high soil phosphorus levels or inadequate land to utilize their manure in accordance with a nutrient management plan may receive cost-share assistance of up to $20 per ton to transport excess manure to other farms or alternative use facilities that can use the product in an environmentally sound manner. 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 on farms located in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. ​