The District was awarded funding by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant (TAG) Program to develop a Pilot Agricultural Chipping Program. The grant award will provide financial incentives to farmers to encourage chipping of orchard pull-outs and prunings as an alternative to open burning. Incentives will be $200 per acre for chipping only and $400 per acre for chipping with soil incorporation. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of agricultural burns in the District.
A survey has been developed for District farmers to provide information regarding interest for the current funding available, and to capture data for future chipping needs to help secure additional funds, and develop a larger program. Agricultural businesses within the District that are interested in participating in the program are encouraged to complete the survey using the link below.
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