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$13 million in tax credits supporting farmers’ work to improve water and soil quality available

On August 7, PDA Secretary Russell Redding invited Pennsylvania farmers to apply for $13 million in tax credits available to support their efforts to improve soil health and water quality. PDA is accepting applications for REAP tax credits from agricultural producers who implement best management practices or purchase equipment to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff, enhance soil health and improve the quality of Pennsylvania’s waterways. Tax credits through Pennsylvania’s innovative conservation financing program, Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP), can be combined with other state funding, including the Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) and Conservation Excellence Grants (CEG), as well as federal funding through programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help pay for on-farm enhancements that protect the environment and boost farm sustainability. More information, including the 2023-24 application packet, program guidelines and sponsorship process are available on the REAP website. The deadline to submit applications is October 31, 2023, unless funds run out before the deadline.

To read more about REAP, click here.

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