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Cost share signup underway

The signup period for an Agricultural Best Management Practices cost share program is underway, according to a release from the Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District.

Through Aug. 13, signups will be accepted for the program that offers cost share assistance as an incentive to construct or implement Best Management Practices to agricultural producers in Mathews, Gloucester and Middlesex counties.

The goal of the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Cost Share Program (VACS) is to improve water quality in the state’s streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. Voluntary BMPs reduce nonpoint source pollution and improves soil health and water quality.

All BMPs in the VACS manual will be considered if specifications are met but a special emphasis will be placed on cover crop practices.

Call the TSWCD office at 804-699-3482 or email Samuel Markwith ( to find out more.

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