Baker Administration Awards Grants for Local Farm Conservation Projects

BOSTON – The Baker Administration has awarded $350,000 in grant funding for a series of conservation and installation projects at a number of farms in Massachusetts.

23 farms were awarded money, including Alden Farms in Bourne for an Automated Irrigation System. The farm received $6,600.

“The Commonwealth’s agricultural industry is a critical driver for community, regional, and state economies, and it is incredibly important that we work together to ensure local farms are able to implement environmentally conscious measures that will ensure generations of productive land use,”said Governor Charlie Baker.

“Farmers are true stewards of the land, and the Agricultural Environmental Enhancement Program serves as a great tool to assist their efforts to protect the state’s natural resources.”

Multiple farms in cranberry-rich Carver received money for projects, including Harju Brothers Cranberry, Pride of Carver Cranberry, Johnson Brothers Cranberries, GSW Cranberries, Federal Furnace Cranbery, Medico Cranberry, and Edgewood Bogs.

“Agricultural operations are an integral part of my District and protecting our valuable natural resources is important to the people I represent,”said State Representative Susan Gifford (R-Wareham).

“These AEEP grants provide much needed funding to sustain our farms while safeguarding the environment.”

In Plymouth, Piney Wood Cranbery Co. received $15,750 for a lift pump.

Middleboro-based Korpinen Bog and D&D Harju Cranberries also received money.

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