April 24, 2014

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NRCS Announces Grants to Help Farmers Adapt to Drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)  announced the availability of up to $5 million in grants to evaluate and demonstrate agricultural practices that help farmers and ranchers adapt to drought. NRCS is taking applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to help producers build resiliency into their production systems so they can adapt to climatic extremes, such as the historic drought impacting the nation.