Last month, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf approved the state’s budget, which dedicates $13.6 million to the Pennsylvania Farm Bill for the next fiscal year. In 2019, Pennsylvania became the first state in the nation to establish a farm bill.
The newly approved spending plan also allocates millions of dollars to agricultural conservation efforts in the state, including $154 million for a new Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program to provide cost-sharing to farmers and $22 million for the existing Nutrient Management Fund that supports technical assistance for nutrient management planning and implementation.
This article appeared in the August 2022 issue of Journal of Nutrient Management on page 5. Not a subscriber? Click to get the print magazine.