The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. Current systems available for verification are: livestock, farmstead, cropping and forest, wetland & habitat.

What MAEAP Can Do For You:
  • MAEAP is a confidential and voluntary process working with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to meet environmental laws.
  • Boost your access to cost-share funds with USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service programs.
  • Receive Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) Credits for risk assessments (farm visits), verification, and reverification.
  • Save up to 20% on your Basic Liability Premium (Section II) of your Farm Bureau Insurance Farmowners Policy.
  • Avoid civil fines and penalties if your farm is faced with an unintentional, accidental discharge to the water or an “Act of God Weather Event.”
  • Show your neighbors and community that you are protecting natural resources by using environmentally sound practices.
  • Have emergency plans ready to deal with the unexpected.
  • Maximize natural fertilizer use and reduce use of fertilizers.
  • Ensuring safe storage of fuel, fertilizer and chemicals.


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