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USDA invests in climate-smart agriculture, soil health and nutrient management

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AMES, Iowa — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $40 million this year for 31 new projects through its Conservation Innovation Grants program, one of the ways USDA brings together partners to develop innovative approaches to climate-smart agriculture.

Additionally, USDA is announcing a $19 million investment in two projects focused on nutrient management funded through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program and two new formal partnerships to further nutrient management implementation.

These investme...


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