USDA is putting large climate-smart grant to work for producers

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has expanded eligible activities for funding next year.

It is for money allocated through the Inflation Reduction Act. These additions surround feed management, waste storage, and separation development, as well as various irrigation-related practices. Last year, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced spending for 70 climate-smart commodities projects, with the National Association of Conservation Districts being one of the major recipients of that money.

“We were able to secure around $80 billion in funding and the vast majority of that is going to go out to our producers around the country to help incentivize the adoption of climate-smart commodities. We are particularly excited to announce that opportunity for districts and our partners around the country to submit their concept papers to NACD over the next number of weeks, we’re asking for those folks to get those in by October 13th.”

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