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Agricultural Plan Reimbursement Program

7/1/2020- The Agricultural Plan Reimbursement Program is extended for an additional year with over $900,000 in available funds for planning!

Since 2017, the Agricultural Plan Reimbursement Program has provided more than $1.5 million to farmers across the Bay to cost share their Nutrient and Manure Management and Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control Plans. These plans include site-specific best management practices that increase farm sustainability and improve local water quality. Pennsylvania state regulations require the development and implementation of these plans, and compliance with the regulations is a key component to meeting our collective Chesapeake Bay Watershed goals.

To date, 1,900 plans covering 350,000 acres have been cost-shared through this funding program.

Landowners will be re-paid the cost of hiring a technical expert to develop plans after January 1, 2019. More than one plan may be submitted for reimbursement, for up to a maximum of $6,000. Small farmers are especially encouraged to participate. Please note that the forms and fact sheet have been updated. Previous forms will not be accepted. Also note there is a new document, "Deliverable Standards for Plan Application Packages", available to help farmers and planners submit a complete reimbursement package.

All you need to do:

Plans must be submitted by May 31 to consultants coordinating the program.

Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Elk, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties should contact:

Josh Glace, Larson Design Group, Inc.
jglace@larsondesigngroup.com
(570) 374-5700 ext. 4011
1000 Commerce Park Dr.
Williamsport, PA 17701

Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cambria, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Somerset, and York Counties should contact:

Jedd Moncavage, TeamAg Inc.
jeddm@teamaginc.com
(717) 721-6795
120 Lake St.
Ephrata, PA 17522

State regulations require farmers to implement manure management, nutrient management, or agriculture erosion and sediment control plans. The regulations are a key component of Pennsylvania's effort to meet its federally mandated water pollution reduction targets for the Chesapeake Bay.