$17M for farmers to protect water quality
June 27, 2018 by The Altamont Enterprise
New York – The state has made $17 million available to protect and conserve critical soil and water resources on farms across New York.
Grants provided through the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program will help farmers address water quality challenges in priority watersheds by supporting environmental planning and the best management practices.
The program provides grants to County Soil and Water Conservation Districts on behalf of farmers statewide. The funding will assist farms with manure storage facilities for better nutrient management, with buffer strips to prevent nutrient runoff, and with cover crops to enhance soil health. | READ MORE