Friday, March 23, 2007

Meeting on REAP Attracts Over 150

Meeting on REAP Attracts Over 150. Matt Ehrhart, PA Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, talks about support for the Resource Enhancement and Protection Act (REAP), a proposal that provides farmers tax credits to install best management practices that reduce nutrients and sediment.
Ehrhart made his comments at a March 22 town meeting in Lancaster that attracted over 150 people and was sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
REAP, introduced as House Bill 100 by Rep. Stern (R-Blair) and Rep. Daley (D-Washington) and as Senate Bill 690 by Sen. Brubaker (R-Lancaster) and Sen. O’Pake (D-Berks) would give farmers tax credits of up to 75 percent of the cost of installing best management practices like forested stream buffer, stream fencing and other measures.
For more information, visit the CBF REAP webpage.
Other Video Blog Stories from this event:
Sen. Brubaker - REAP Brings More People to the Table
Gary Swan, PA Farm Bureau, Developing More Partnerships