InspireBites: Federal investment in climate-smart agriculture is coming to Wisconsin farms

New funding from the USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program was recently announced, naming 70 pilot projects, of which 16 will involve Wisconsin farmers and ag groups.

Wisconsin ag organizations like Organic Valley, Savanna Institute, and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative have received funding to invest in regenerative practices like cover crops, pasture management, reducing tillage, and agroforestry.

Read the article here.

This funding is another positive sign that the federal government and USDA are listening to growing demands to shift our ag system. Other new USDA funding programs include meat and poultry processing, regional food centers, grazing, and land access.

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