Briefly: Farmers eligible for drought grants

March 11, 2000


Farmers eligible for drought grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., announced that farmers whose grazing pastures were damaged as a result of last year's drought will be eligible for grants to re-seed the land.

Byrd helped secure $40 million for the revegetation grants.

The USDA will accept applications for the Pasture Recovery Program between March 20 and at least April 14, according to a press release from Byrd's office.

The maximum farmers will be eligible for is $2,500, Byrd said.

Interested farmers should contact their local USDA office or Farm Service Agency county office.


Martinsburg ends plastics recycling

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Effective immediately, the City of Martinsburg will no longer collect plastics for recycling.


These items are to be placed with regular garbage pick-ups, according to a press release from the city.

The city will continue to pick up glass, newspapers, magazines, tin and aluminum for recycling.


Old Mill Road to undergo striping

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The City of Martinsburg will be performing roadway striping Tuesday on Old Mill Road from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Due to cooler temperatures, this road will be briefly closed on two occasions for approximately 20 minutes each to allow the painted lines to dry.

City road crews are asking for drivers to consider alternate routes to avoid possible delays.

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