Bill Would Authorize Grants to Address Chemical Contamination of Livestock Facilities

Senate Bill 5070 would authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to provide grants to states to address contamination by perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) on farms. States that receive funding could allocate it for a variety of purposes, including for research on “the use of livestock systems to mitigate exposure to, and for remediation of, PFAS.” The bill was introduced by Senator Angus King and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.