Thirteen farms in the Southern Tier will be benefitting from $3.8 million in New York State funds to control pollution. 

A total of close to $15-million has been allocated state-wide to support agricultural water quality conservation projects in Route 26 of Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program Grants.

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Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo of Endwell says the investment will help create healthier soil and lower greenhouse gasses in efforts to combat climate change. 

$422,760 has been awarded to the Broome County Soil and Water Conservation District to work with a farm in the Upper Susquehanna River Watershed.  The money will be used to construct a waste storage facility for five months of storage and allows manure spreading in drier weather and control runoff flow. 

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Over $2.9 million is going to the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District to work with four farm projects in the Upper Susquehanna River Watershed. 

$21,356 dollars is headed to the Tioga County Soil and Water District to work with two farms in the Owego Creek and Upper Susquehanna River Watersheds to reduce soil runoff that eventually impacts the Chesapeake Bay. 

The largest allocation, over $4-million, is headed to 52 farms in the Finger Lakes District. 

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