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Agricultural, environmental and conservation groups investing $2M in Delmarva

PT Editor — David Strickland

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GEORGETOWN, Del. — The Delmarva Chicken Association, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance are partnering with chicken farmers to invest $2 million in cost-share programs to accelerate the adoption of chicken farming best management practices in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watersheds and improve riparian buffers, precision nutrient management, conservation drainage and litter management.

The three-year effort, which began accepting chicken farmers’ applications for cost-share support this spring, is backed by a $997,327 grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation through NFWF’s Chesapeake Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction. . .

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