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Saturday, April 8, 2017

NRCS Announces Funding to Help Producers Install High Tunnel Systems

HARRISBURG, PA, March 28, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) now has funding available through the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) program to help Pennsylvania farmers install high tunnel systems.

AMA, authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill, helps agricultural producers use conservation to manage risk and solve natural resource issues through natural resources conservation. NRCS is currently offering high tunnel systems and associated practices, such as irrigation and erosion control, through AMA.

High tunnel systems provide many benefits. They can extend the growing season, improve plant and soil quality, improve air quality and reduce energy use. Producers are encouraged to sign up for financial assistance by the application deadline date of April 21, 2017.

Applications will be ranked, with the highest priority given to urban areas, medium priority for suburban areas, and other areas will be given the lowest priority. (See map below for priority areas.)  Read more...


1 comment :

Sign Me, Rural said...

Look at the map. The "high priority" areas are Philly, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Erie. Scranton/Wilkes Barre/Allentown. To hell with the rural areas. Don't do anything to help them. Typical.