Conservation in the General Assembly
HB 2637 Chief patron Delegate Webert – co-patron Delegate Wilt
Loans and grants for agricultural best management practices; riparian buffers. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to issue loans and grants from the Virginia Water Facilities Revolving Fund for the construction, renovation, improvement, or equipping of facilities or structures to implement agricultural best management practices to prevent pollution of state waters. Current law authorizes the Board to only issue loans for the construction of such facilities.
To be heard 7:30 am, Wednesday in the Subcommittee #3 of the Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources
HB 2680 Chief patron Delegate Wilt – co-patron Delegate Landes
Milk production tax credit. Creates an income tax credit beginning in taxable year 2019 for taxpayers who own a dairy farm that sells milk below the producer price that is determined by the State Milk Commission. In order to qualify for the credit, the dairy farm must possess a Grade A permit issued by VDACS and must have voluntarily implemented (i) a nutrient management plan that has been approved by, or is currently being reviewed by, the Department of Conservation and Recreation or (ii) a resource management plan and been certified as having implemented the plan by, or be in the process of having such plan reviewed by, the Department of Conservation and Recreation or a local soil and water conservation district.
In Subcommittee #3 of the Finance Committee