New York State announced two grant opportunities totaling $28.5 million designed to benefit New York farmers.
The money’s provided through the Climate Resilient Farming Grant and Agricultural Non-Point Source Abatement and Control Programs. The funding will go to projects including those that aid in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as well as increase on-farm resilience to climate change. Now in its 7th round, the Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program helps farmers improve agricultural projects and support soil and improved water quality.
In a statement, State DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos says the money will aid endeavors meant to improve the health and resiliency of New York’s farms, ecosystems and communities.