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Successful sign-ups for stream fencing leave Virginia looking for funds

The focus among conservationists in Virginia is shifting from getting the word out about the full funding that’s available for two years to fence livestock out of streams to ensuring that money is availabe to follow through on the promise.

Jack Frye, Virginia director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, said that was one of the takeaways from a meeting that got stakeholders together last month to discuss the stream exclusion program and provide examples to farmers still considering enrollment.

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