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    State awards environmental improvement grants

    The state has awarded $375,000 in grants to 33 projects aimed at helping farmers reduce or prevent negative impacts on natural resources from agricultural practices. The grants will fund projects such as automated irrigation systems for cranberry operations, milk-house waste-water treatment, compost facilities, fencing, and drip irrigation. On the list of recipients are Carved in Stone, Cedar Meadow Cranberry, Cranberry Country Bogs, Edgewood Bogs, Remeskyla Cranberries, and W.D. Bog, all in Carver; Morse Brothers in Halifax; Sherry’s Berries in Lakeville; Bayside Agricultural, Benson’s Pond, and Chop Chaque Cranberries in Middleborough; Rocky River Bog in Plympton; and Porter Bog Co. and Triple C in Rochester. The grants were awarded through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ Agricultural Environmental Enhancement Program.