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$4.5M Tobacco Settlement Funds to Kentucky Farms

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Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced Thursday that 705 projects in 82 counties to receive a total of $4,554,818 in tobacco settlement funds for projects on Kentucky farms.

The projects were selected by the Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

The majority of the projects being funded will install fencing for facilitation of rotational grazing or watering facilities to offer alternative water sources for livestock.

“This money is being used on projects that will improve both soil and water quality on Kentucky farms,” said Gov. Beshear. “This will help keep farms productive and local economies strong.”

Said Secretary Goodman: “I’m pleased that we can provide these funds to so many worthy projects on farms across the Commonwealth.”

Read the source article at NKyTribune

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