AACD-SUPPORTED LEGISLATION TARGETS FUNDING FOR IRRIGATION

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (May 21, 2018) – With the successful passage of key legislation and an injection of federal funding, Alabama farmers have access to cost-share assistance for new irrigation systems. SB192, sponsored by Senator Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) and Representative Donnie Chesteen (R-Geneva), removes a limitation to current statute to allow the Agricultural and Conservation Development Commission to target funds based on need and number of qualified projects.