New USDA funding for conservation partnership program

The USDA says it’s making $225-Million available through it’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for projects that address climate change, benefit historically underserved producers and support urban agriculture.

Terry Cosby, head of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, says the RCPP is “public-private partnership at its best.”

There is funding for classic projects using NRCS contracts and easements with producers, landowners and communities in collaboration with partners but also for innovative solutions working directly with ag producers.

USDA is taking accepting project proposals through April 13th.

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