- Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is continuing to take public comment on draft farm rules that are part of the state’s clean water law.

The deadline to submit comments is Friday, Dec. 18.

The required agricultural practices include requirements for small farm certification, nutrient storage, soil health, buffer zones, livestock exclusion, and nutrient management. The agency says the draft rules are farm and land management techniques that will control and reduce agricultural source pollution and nutrient losses from farm fields and production areas to surface and ground waters.

The agency held 10 public meetings around Vermont, attended by over 530 farmers and citizens, about the draft rules.

Public comments can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the agency.


Draft RAPs: https://agriculture.vermont.gov/sites/ag/files/pdf/water_quality/VAAFM-Draft-RAP.pdf

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