NRCS encourages Rhode Island farmers and forest landowners to sign up for Climate-Smart agriculture & forestry conservation programs before Dec. 15 cut-off date for our first round of FY2024 funding.
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USDA Increases Minimum Annual Payment for Conservation Stewardship Program to $4,000 for Rhode Island Clients
NRCS is increasing minimum annual payments to farmers and forest landowners through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) from $1,500 to $4,000 in fiscal year 2024.
Funding Available to Help Rhode Island Farmers Replace Diesel Tractors and Other Farm Equipment with Low Emitting or Electric Equipment
USDA now provides financial assistance to help Rhode Island farmers and forest landowners replace older high-emitting diesel tractors and non-tractor on-farm agricultural equipment with new cleaner-burning or electric equipment.
USDA-NRCS Farm Bill Conservation Program and Inflation Reduction Act Climate-Smart Practices Signup Now Open in Rhode Island
NRCS announces a December 15, 2023, ranking cut-off date for farmers and forest landowners to apply for the first period of FY 2024 conservation program funding through EQIP-IRA, CSP-IRA, AMA, CSP, EQIP and ACEP.
Biden-Harris Administration Makes Available Historic $3 Billion for Climate-Smart Practices on Agricultural Lands Through Investing in America Agenda
USDA is making more than $3 billion in funding available for agricultural producers and forest landowners nationwide to participate in voluntary conservation programs and adopt climate-smart practices in fiscal year 2024 as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $70 million in partnerships that will improve outreach to underserved producers and communities to expand access to conservation assistance, including programs funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as career opportunities.
USDA Invests $65 Million for Conservation and Climate Action on Private Lands as Part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America Agenda
USDA Invests $65 million for Conservation Innovation Grants
NRCS and the Forest Service seek proposals for Joint Chiefs’ projects to mitigate wildfire risk, protect water quality, improve wildlife habitat, restore forest ecosystems and contribute to USDA’s efforts to combat climate change. Proposals must be submitted by Sept. 4 for fiscal year 2024 funding.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Investments to Improve Measurement, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda
Today’s announcement and the broader federal strategy will support the effective implementation of these climate and conservation investments and help further President Biden’s bold goal of achieving a 50-52 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.