Grants for farmers in NYS to protect water quality

This June 22, 2015 photo shows a flooded soybean field near Terre Haute, Ind. A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground in the U.S., though a wet few months have kept farmers from planting in some states, the government said Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The planted soybean acreage is 2 percent more than in 2014, with the largest increases found in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Tennessee. (Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York is having $11 million dollars in grants available to help farms protect water quality.

The grants are designed to help farmers implement water management practices that protect local watersheds.

The grants are awarded to county soil and water conservation districts for farm programs like agricultural waste storage systems and conservation cover crops.

The money will be coming from a program funded by the New York state environmental protection fund.

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