Cayuga County farms awarded over $1.1M for manure storage

Three Cayuga County farms are getting some state aid to upgrade their manure storage, assistance greatly needed at a time when farms are dealing with new regulations and falling milk prices.

Sennett farm Peters Dairy, Scipio farm Van Ridge Dairy and Valley Mound Farm in Scipio Center are all concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) benefiting from the latest round of funding in the CAFO Waste Storage and Transfer System Program. CAFOs typically are dairy farms with 300 or more cows.

Five Onondaga County farms also received funding including William E. Richards & Sons LLC in Skaneateles, Gemini Farm in Elbridge, Scholten Dairy in Van Buren, Barbland Dairy in Fabius and Pastureland Dairy LLC in Pompey.

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