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MIDDLEBURG — Any farmer in Snyder County, in the Middle Creek watershed, interested in having the plans necessary to follow PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations can register with the District of Snyder County Conservation (SCCD). The Conservation District will connect you with a business plan writer to develop a Manure Management Plan (MMP) and/or Agricultural Erosion and Sedimentation Plan (Ag. E&S).

[Only operations within the Middle Creek Watershed who are not concentrated animal operations (CAOs) or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are eligible for this specific program.]

There is pressure on farmers to comply with new agricultural environmental regulations imposed by the DEP and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It will also help farmers who are considering applying for financial assistance from various programs through the SCCD to install conservation practices on their farms.

Interested farmers must complete an application with the Conservation District. Additional information is available at the office at 10541 Route 522, Middleburg. Contact Barry Spangler, Agricultural Conservation Technician at 570-837-3000 ext. 5 for more information. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Plan Funding Statement: The opinions and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be construed to represent the views or policies of the U.S. government or the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its funding sources. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement by the United States government, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, or its funding sources.

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