NY to spend $2.2M to help farms reduce impact on climate

New York state is investing money in nearly three dozen local farms to help them curb carbon emissions and prepare for climate change.

Posted: Apr 29, 2018 7:56 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is investing money in nearly three dozen local farms to help them curb carbon emissions and prepare for climate change.


The office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state will spend $2.2 million on the program, now in its fourth year.

The money will go to 34 farms around the state. The program is intended to fund efforts to make farms more water and energy efficient, and to help them prepare for droughts or severe weather.

Some farms will spend the money on cover crops to prevent erosion and suck up carbon. Others will use the funds for efforts to capture methane from manure.

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