Press Release of Senator Crapo
Crapo Applauds Funding For Idaho Water Projects
Nearly $7 Million Awarded Under Farm Bill Grant Program
Contact: Susan Wheeler
Washington, DC – A grant program supported by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo in the 2008 Farm Bill has awarded nearly $7 million to four Idaho projects. The grants were awarded under the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP), which Crapo worked to have included in the 2008 Farm Bill when he was a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He also worked to have the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer region listed as an AWEP priority area in the Farm Bill conference report. The recipients were announced by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).