Big Boost Announced For Lake Champlain Cleanup Efforts Under The Newly Enacted Farm Bill
BURLINGTON, Vt. (THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack Thursday joined Senator Patrick Leahy and other Vermont leaders at the Lake Champlain waterfront here to announce $46 million in new federal funding over the next five years, from the recently enacted Farm Bill, for water-quality-driven conservation measures on Vermont farms in the Lake Champlain watershed. The funding adds up to one of the largest commitments to cleanup efforts in the lake’s watershed since the lake’s water quality became a high ongoing priority more than two decades ago.
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