March 30, 2007

Rep. Miller On Farm Conservation Tools, REAP: Rep. Ron Miller (R-York) spoke to participants at a town meeting in Jacobus sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on the proposed Resource Enhancement and Protection Act (REAP) that would give farmers tax credits for installing farm conservation practices.
He noted the role farmers play as stewards of the land and how REAP could help them do more to reduce nutrient runoff and sedimentation. He encouraged those attending to support the legislation, noting it would be a difficult budget year to enact new initiatives.
For more information, visit the CBF REAP webpage.
To see more Video Blog comments from the York Town Meeting:
Farmer Rob Wood Supports REAP Proposal
Sen. Waugh On Farm Conservation, REAP
Farm Bureau’s Gary Swan On Farm Stewardship, REAP
Commissioner Doug Kilgore Encourages Support for REAP
Also see Video Blog stories on the March 22 Lancaster Town Meeting.