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Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 11-A
§ 150. Definitions. As used in this article: 1. "Agricultural
environmental management (AEM) program" means the program established in
this article to assist farmers in managing their farm operations in a
way that protects the environment and helps maintain the economic
viability of the farm.

2. "AEM" means agricultural environmental management.

3. "AEM plan" means a document prepared or approved by a certified AEM
planner and accepted by a participating farmer which documents a course
of action for the environmental management of a farm operation,
including, but not limited to, measures to abate and control
agricultural nonpoint source water pollution, air pollution and other
adverse environmental impacts from farm operations through the
implementation of best management practices, in a way which maintains
the viability of the farm operation. An AEM plan may also include
measures to address greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and
renewable energy related to farm operations.

4. "Best management practice" means a practice or combination of
practices determined to be the most effective, economically feasible and
practicable means of preventing or reducing water pollution generated by
nonpoint sources, air pollution and other adverse environmental impacts
from farm operations.