Federal funds sought to help farmers protect bays, Sound

May 13th, 2014 | By | Category: General

Turn the Peconic Estuary and Long Island Sound into a “critical conservation” area and free up federal funds for local farmers to protect water quality?

It’s a “no-brainer,” North Fork politicians say.

“We need this designation and I am confident … that we’re going to get this done,” said Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton). “And when we do get this done, we will be able to give our farmers a set of tools that will help them do more of what they’re already doing.”

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