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Emergency assistance available for farmers impacted by the drought

(WVVA) West Virginia livestock farmers impacted by the recent drought may be eligible to apply for cost-share funding to help them purchase water tanks and fittings needed to provide their animals with water.

The State Conservation Committee approved the emergency program on Monday. It will provide 50 percent of the total cost of water tanks and necessary fittings, with a maximum reimbursement of $400 per farmer based on receipts.

Retroactive purchases of water tanks and fittings dating back to Sept. 1, 2019, will be eligible for reimbursement if the farmer can provide documentation and receipts .

Interested farmers should contact their local conservation district to participate in the emergency program.



Some of the local conservation districts are:

–In Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas counties, the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District (304) 645-6173

–In Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo and Wayne counties, the Guyan Conservation District (304) 528-5718

–In Fayette, McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming counties, the Southern Conservation District     (304) 253-0261

Jill Croce

Morning Anchor WVVA

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