Friday, August 11, 2017

Yaw Announces Project Grants to Improve Agriculture Management

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) announced more than $350,000 that will assist regional agriculture operations improve their best management practices and reduce nutrients and sediment delivered to the Chesapeake Bay.

“Many of our local farmers are way ahead of the curve, so to speak, in terms of implementing best management practices on their land,” Sen. Yaw said. “This funding will go a long way to further improve their operations and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.”

Three Chesapeake Bay Agriculture Special Project Grants were awarded in Yaw’s District.

The grants, funded by federal dollars and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Projection, are as follows:

· Bradford County Conservation District ($155,000) to improve best management practices related to animal waste storage facilities and barnyard runoff treatment systems on multiple county farms.

· Susquehanna County Conservation District ($120,521) to improve best management practices related to animal waste storage facilities, animal heavy use area protections, and cover crops on multiple county farms.

· Bar Z Farm ($93,000), located in Buffalo Township, Union County, to improve best management practices related to animal waste storage facilities, animal heavy use area protections and barnyard runoff controls.

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