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Grants available for field cover crops

THIS ADDISON COUNTY field of growing hay reminds Vermont farmers that they are eligible for state funds if they sign up for a program that pays them for improving their soil. The Farm Agronomic Practices Program partially funds agronomic practices including no-till pasture and hayland renovation, and rotation of cropland into hay. Independent photo/John S. McCright

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Foods and Markets recently announced that its Farm Agronomic Practices (FAP) Program invests state funds in soil-based agronomic practices to improve soil quality, increase crop production, and reduce erosion and surface runoff from agricultural fields.

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