Stream Fencing Too Popular?

Interest In Program To Keep Livestock From Fouling Waters Outstrips Funds

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Posted: July 19, 2014

Gerald Garber of Cave View Farms in Weyers Cave has put up fencing along a stream that runs through an area where he grazes dairy cattle. Cave View Farms hosted a riparian buffer policy conference on Friday in conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Commission. (Photo by Jason Lenhart)

WEYERS CAVE — Many of Virginia’s farmers have been persuaded to fence their streams to prevent cattle from spoiling the state’s waterways.

But the cost-reimbursement offering that triggered…

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