USDA to Invest up to $225 Million in Partner-Driven Conservation

USDA announced Thursday up to $225 million in available funding for conservation partners through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The program is partner-driven and leverages collective resources to find solutions to address natural resource challenges on agricultural land. This year’s funding announcements include opportunities for projects that address climate change, benefit historically underserved producers and […]

USDA Awards $25 Million For Conservation Innovation Projects

The USDA is awarding $25 million to conservation partners across the country for 18 new projects under the Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials program. The On-Farm Trials’ projects support the widespread adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches in partnership with farmers and ranchers. This year’s awarded projects accomplish goals like increasing the […]

USDA Announce Cosby as NRCS Chief

On Wednesday, the Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of Terry Cosby to serve as chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Cosby began his career with USDA in 1979 as a student trainee in Iowa. Over Cosby’s 42 years with the agency, he has served in numerous capacities, most recently, Acting Chief of NRCS […]

Cosby Provides Details On RCPP Funding

The latest round of USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program funding awards covers 85 projects for about $330 million dollars for fiscal year 2021. NRCS Acting Chief, Terry Cosby, said with this latest group of RCPP projects the end total, 336 such projects are in place throughout the country. “They are supported by over 2000 partners […]