NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA has announced $14 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to fund 45 projects in 40 states to develop and refine new technologies and approaches that will help farmers conserve and sustain natural resources on their operations.

In Florida, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was awarded a grant of more than $950,000 based on paying for environmental services on Florida ranches to move from the pilot program to the operational phase.

In Alabama, Tuskeegee University received a $250,000 grant for the “Integration of Goats into Alabama Grazing-Land Systems for Vegetation Management and Improved Pasture Health.”

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