Pennsylvania Bill Would Help Farmers Adopt Conservation-Friendly Practices, Improve Watersheds
May 6, 2021
By DAVE FIDLIN
The Center Square
A proposed program designed to bring conservation friendly financial resources to farmers across Pennsylvania could come to fruition if recently introduced legislation is enacted.
State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Bradford, is the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 465, which calls for the creation of an agricultural conservation assistance program. The legislation currently is in the hands of the Senate’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.
At its core, the bill calls for funding and technical support to expand conservation practices on farmland to assist with cle...