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Deadline Approaches for Alternative Frost-Freeze Protection Program Funding

Funding is available for a limited time for Dover/Plant City area growers who want to implement alternative frost-freeze protection practices through the federal Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP). Applications are due Friday, July 23.

The AWEP is providing $750,000 to cost-share tailwater recovery and high tunnels in the Dover/Plant City area. Interested growers in the project area must meet eligibility requirements, register with the Hillsborough County Farm Service Agency, and apply through the local Hillsborough County Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Additional Contact Information

Southwest Florida Water Management District

(352) 796-7211