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Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture finalizes farm drainage rules


December 10, 2018
By VTDigger

The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets has filed a final update to farm water quality rules that went into effect Nov. 23, addressing nutrient runoff from water flowing out of on-farm subsurface tile drainage, or tile drains.

Some of the rule updates include: no new surface inlets can be installed, combined animal feeding areas cannot be built over tile drains, the placing of rodent guards on new drains installed and other nutrient management practices. | READ MORE