USDA Commits $25 Million for Programs Reaching Underserved Communities

Last week, the Department of Agriculture announced a trio of awards totaling nearly $25 million in grants and cooperative agreements. The funding seeks to ensure broader access and participation in USDA programs and services for historically underserved farmers and ranchers. The effort is the latest in a series of announcements around USDA’s commitment to root […]

UI Wants To Hear From Farm & Ranch Women Across The State

Women are essential to Idaho farms and ranches, and a new University of Idaho online survey explores opportunities and challenges they face. The “Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho” project is open to women involved in agriculture across the state. U of I officials said this project is the first of its […]

Forest Service Accepting Grants for Innovations in Wood Products, Energy

The Forest Service is accepting applications for innovation grants. Announced Tuesday, the agency has approximately $10 million in funding available through the 2021 Wood Innovations Grant and the 2021 Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation Grant. The grants seek to support local economies through wood products and wood energy innovations while reducing hazardous fuels and […]

USFS Hopes Grants Will Spur Innovation

Innovation: and what this means environmentally and economically is the emphasis is of USDA wood innovation grants. “The ability of markets to support our forest management, to support healthy forests and these projects have a connection to rural jobs,” said the U.S. Forest Service’s Brian Bradshaw. “They are going to stimulate and catalyze additional investment […]