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Nutrient Management

State law under RSA 431:33 requires the department to respond to complaints involving the mismanagement of manure, agricultural compost and chemical fertilizer.

The Division coordinates inspections to sites where these materials are suspected of causing environmental contamination or nuisance type problems. The Department has published and distributes a Manual of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Agriculture in New Hampshirepdf file. Complaint resolution focuses on non-punitive methods.

The Division administers the Agricultural Nutrient Management (ANM) grant program to assist agricultural land and livestock owners with efforts to minimize adverse effects to waters of the state by providing financial assistance with implementing Best Management Practices that prevent or mitigate water pollution or help manage agricultural nutrients including fertilizer, manure and compost. Applicants may apply for grants up to $5,000.

**NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, the department will need to make some operational adjustments. For 2021, the department will not be able to offer funding for the ANM Grant program. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and encourage you to apply next year.


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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109